Our Award-Winning Physicians Can Help Treat & Relieve Your Nerve Pain
Neuromas are thickened, inflamed nerves due to an abnormal growth of nerve tissue. The most common type of neuroma, known as Morton’s neuroma, develops between the third and fourth toes on a nerve supplies sensation to an area of the foot and toes.
Morton’s neuroma is caused be a squeezing irritation that pinches the nerve within the forefoot. This can result in intense pain within the forefoot, which often radiates into the toes as well. Occasionally, the neuroma can be traced to a specific injury or event, but often the source of nerve irritation results from repetitive or systemic problems like wearing ill-fitting shoes, athletic overuse, or abnormal foot or ankle structure.
Treatments of Neuromas
Nonsurgical treatment is generally attempted first, in an attempt to prevent the need for more aggressive surgical management. Conservative care may focus on:
- Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
- Activity reduction or modification
- Proper fitting shoes
- Orthotic inserts to improve foot function
- Laser treatments
In the event conservative care is unable to provide adequate pain relief, surgery to remove the neuroma may be considered. Surgery is an outpatient, same-day procedure requiring a course of post-operative care prior to returning to shoes and activities.
If a neuroma is causing pain in your feet, schedule an appointment with Waco Foot & Ankle to determine your treatment options and get you back on your feet. You can reach our office at (254) 776-6995.