About Neuromas

A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of nerves, which can happen anywhere in the body. They most commonly occur between the third and fourth toes. Neuromas are caused by tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves. Pressure from poorly fitting shoes or an abnormal bone structure can also lead to this condition. At Renuva Xtremity in Memphis, we can help you diagnose any neuroma and provide you with the right treatment option. Read more about neuromas and be sure to contact us if you think you have this foot problem.

Symptoms of Neuromas:

– Sensations of thickness

– Burning

– Numbness

– Tingling

– Pain in the ball of the foot

While neuromas can cause discomfort and some pain, they can be easy to treat. Treatments generally include wearing corrective shoes or orthotics and/or receiving cortisone injections. In some severe cases, surgical removal of the growth may be necessary. 

Morton’s neuroma, which is the most common type of neuroma, is a thickening of tissues around the nerve that leads to the toes. Morton’s neuroma usually develops between the third and fourth toes in response to irritation, such as that caused by wearing high-heeled or narrow shoes, or from trauma. 

Along with the common symptoms of neuromas, Morton’s neuroma symptoms may include a burning pain that radiates from the ball of the foot to the toes or numbness in the toes. Conservative treatments usually resolve the pain or progressions of the condition, and range from wearing roomier, lower-heeled footwear or using orthotics to reduce the pressure on the nerve, to injections of corticosteroid medication to reduce swelling and inflammation.

If you think you may have a neuroma in your foot, be sure to contact Renuva Xtremity in Memphis today! We will be able to identify your foot issue and provide you with the best treatment option for you.