If you regularly experience a burning or tingling sensation in the ball of your foot, neuromas may be to blame. These benign nerve tumors are common and can negatively affect your mobility and daily routine. At Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, with offices in Tamarac, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach, Downtown Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Boca Raton, Florida, the team of expert podiatrists offers comprehensive care for neuromas. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the nearest office today.
Neuromas are thickened nerve tissue growths that develop in the ball of the foot, typically between your third and fourth toes. They aren’t necessarily a serious health problem, but they often result in painful symptoms like aching, burning, or general discomfort.
Anyone can develop neuromas, but they’re prevalent in people who wear high heels or other shoes that crowd the toes. Fortunately, with prompt diagnosis and intervention, they’re possible to treat.
Common symptoms of neuromas include a burning pain in the ball of your foot that extends to your toes, tingling, and numbness. When you’re standing up or walking around, you might also experience a sensation like there’s a pebble or rock in your shoe.
If you experience any of these issues, contact the team at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, right away.
Various factors contribute to the formation of neuromas, including wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, having an underlying foot abnormality like bunions or hammertoes, and participating in high-impact sports.
General exercises put stress on your feet, but running, jogging, and rock climbing place extra pressure on your toes.
To diagnose neuromas, the team at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, reviews your health history and asks about your symptoms and lifestyle. They then conduct a physical exam, assessing your toes and the ball of your foot for areas of tenderness, warmth, or swelling.
The team also orders diagnostic imaging, like X-rays, ultrasound, or an MRI. These tools provide detailed pictures of the bones, joints, and soft tissues in your feet.
Treatment for neuromas depends on your symptoms and medical history. Typically, the team at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA, recommends conservative, non-invasive measures like arch supports, footpads, custom orthotics, or physical therapy.
If your pain persists or negatively affects your daily life, more invasive procedures may be necessary. The team might recommend corticosteroid injections or decompression surgery. Ultimately, the goal of treatment is to relieve pain and restore your mobility.
To receive comprehensive care for neuromas, request a consultation at Advanced Foot, Ankle, & Wound Specialists, PA. Book online to schedule an appointment, or call the nearest office today.