A neuroma is a pinched nerve or nerve tumor, a benign growth of nerve tissue, that grows between the third and fourth toes and can cause severe foot pain.
The exact cause of this condition is unknown; however, there are many factors that may contribute to developing a neuroma. Flat feet or a high-arched foot, trauma to the foot, ill-fitting footwear, and repetitive occupational stress to the foot may be factors leading to the formation of a neuroma.
Symptoms that can occur between the toes and in the ball of the foot include:
We will perform a physical examination and ask you about your symptoms. We’ll evaluate your health history and if conservative treatment fails, we may recommend further solutions.
Usually, foot pain caused by neuromas can be treated conservatively by:
If conservative treatments fail and the neuroma worsens, surgery may be necessary. It’s important to contact Nagy Footcare for further evaluation and treatment.