Foot Problems

Neuromas

A Neuromas is a painful condition often referred to as a pinched nerve, swollen nerve or nerve tumour. It is defined more specifically as a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. This may result in pain, burning, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Source: British Columbia Association of Podiatrist - http://www.foothealth.ca/ Retrieved: 2009-06-01

Causes Of Neuromas

  • Improper or ill-fitting shoes
  • Trauma
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Biomechanical imbalance
  • Heredity

What can you do?

  • Change to shoes with lower heels.
  • Wear supportive shoes with a roomy toe box.
  • Soak and ice your feet.

What can a Podiatrist do?

  • Perform a physical examination.
  • Request an X-ray, bone scan, CT, MRI or other imaging studies to rule out other causes.
  • Recommend padding and taping.
  • Recommend over-the-counter arch supports or prescribe custom orthoses.
  • Prescribe anti-inflammatory medication.
  • Administer cortisone injections.
  • Perform surgery when indicated.