What is a Neuromas?
Neuromas can be defined as an unusual growth of nerve tissue existing between the third and fourth toes. One can obtain neuroma pain relief from massaging the affected area. This pain is similar to the pain experienced when there is a stone your shoe.
Although the exact cause for neuromas is unclear, a number of factors can contribute to the formation of a neuroma. In addition, repeated stress, common to many occupations, can create or aggravate a neuroma.
- Biomechanical deformities
- High-arched foot
- Flat foot
- Trauma / Injury
- Improper footwear
- Avoid high-heeled shoes higher than two inches
- Sharp pain between the toes
- Tingling and numbing sensation in the ball of the foot
- Swollen toes
- Pain in the ball of the foot under pressure
Treatment options for Neuromas Katy TX
Treatment options vary depending upon the severity of the disease. However, it is advised to obtain treatment as early as possible. On noticing the initial symptoms, please call the office to be evaluated.
- Wear shoes with spacious toe box and thick, shock – absorbent soles
- Use of an ice pack and gently massaging the affected area can temporarily reduce the pain
- Make use of over-the-counter shoe pads
- Padding and taping
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Orthotic devices
Generally, you can go back to work in a day or two following surgery. For example, you can have the procedure on Thursday, allowing you to go back to work on Monday. However, some swelling and discomfort may persist for several weeks following surgery. Discomfort is easily managed with pain medication.
Remember that foot pain is not normal, and any abnormality in foot functioning can limit your freedom and mobility. It is important to schedule an appointment with our office at the first sign of pain or discomfort in your feet.