Up to 1 in 3 people have a neuroma nerve tumor) –– a benign growth that causes pain in the ball of the foot. At Foot and Ankle Center, LLC, in Marrero, Louisiana, board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons Catherine Hudson, DPM, Denise Elliott, DPM, and the team offer various treatments for neuromas, including corticosteroid injections, custom orthotics, and surgery. Call Foot and Ankle Center, LLC, today to receive neuroma treatment or book online.
A neuroma, sometimes called Morton’s neuroma, occurs when the nerve between two toe bones becomes inflamed. As the swelling worsens, you might experience pain in the bottom of your foot or between your toes.
If you have symptoms of a neuroma, it’s crucial to seek treatment. Intervention can keep the neuroma from growing and prevent permanent nerve damage (neuropathy).
Neuroma symptoms include:
Neuroma pain gets worse when wearing certain types of shoes, like high heels.
Anyone can experience a neuroma, but several factors can increase your risk, including:
If there’s pain in the ball of your foot and it lasts for more than a few days, even with at-home treatment, contact Foot and Ankle Center, LLC.
Your Foot and Ankle Center, LLC, provider reviews your medical records, asks about your symptoms, and examines your feet. They carefully feel for a mass between your toes and put mild pressure on the spaces between your toe bones to identify the location of your pain.
Your provider also orders X-rays, an ultrasound, or an MRI to rule out a stress fracture or arthritis.
Treatment of a neuroma depends on its size, location, and severity of your symptoms. The Foot and Ankle Center, LLC, team usually recommends conservative and minimally invasive treatments, like:
If your symptoms last for six months, even after conservative treatment, you may benefit from surgery. During neuroma surgery, your provider removes the tumor and damaged nerve tissue.
Call Foot and Ankle Center, LLC, today to learn more about the treatment of neuromas, or book your appointment online.