Do you have pain in the ball of your foot? If so, you might have a neuroma. At Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute in American Fork and Saratoga Springs, Utah, the expert team of podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons provides advanced treatments to give you the relief you need. To schedule an appointment, book online or call the friendly staff today.
A neuroma, specifically Morton's, is a painful condition affecting the foot. It’s a benign growth of your nerve tissue that usually occurs between your third and fourth toes.
This thick tissue develops around the nerves that run between your metatarsal bones, typically in the ball of your foot.
If you're experiencing foot pain, the medical experts at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute can evaluate your foot to determine if you have a neuroma.
The primary cause of a neuroma is the irritation and compression of the nerves in your foot. This can occur due to various factors, such as wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, high-heeled shoes that force the toes into a cramped position, or engaging in activities that put excessive pressure on the forefoot, like running or jumping.
These factors can lead to inflammation and swelling around the nerves, resulting in the development of a neuroma.
Symptoms of a neuroma typically include pain, tingling, or a burning sensation in the ball of your foot. You may also experience numbness or a feeling of having a small pebble or marble under your foot.
The pain is often worsened by walking or wearing tight shoes. You may even feel a clicking sensation when you walk because of the thickened tissue rubbing against your bones.
If you suspect you have a neuroma, make an appointment with an expert podiatrist at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute. They can look closely at your condition and recommend the best course of action.
Conservative treatment options include:
In cases where conservative treatments do not provide sufficient relief, surgical intervention may be an option.
The skilled surgeons at Rogers Foot & Ankle Institute can perform procedures to remove the neuroma and release the pressure on the affected nerve to eliminate the pain and restore normal foot function.
To receive personalized care for your neuroma, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.