Neuromas - North Hampton & Somersworth, NH Podiatrist | Nagy Footcare

Neuromas

What is a neuroma?

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.

What causes a neuroma?

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.

Common symptoms:

Symptoms that can occur between the toes and in the ball of the foot include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Burning sensation
  • Tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot
  • Pain in the ball of the foot with pressure

How do we treat you?

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:

  • Padding the affected area
  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories
  • Cortisone injections
  • Custom orthotic shoe inserts

When to visit Nagy Footcare

If conservative treatments fail and the neuroma worsens, surgery may be necessary. It’s important to contact Nagy Footcare for further evaluation and treatment.