Do you have burning or tingling pain in your foot or toes?
If so, you may have a neuroma.
“A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.”
A neuroma can be caused by anything that causes compression or irritation of the nerve. One of the most common reasons you get a neuroma is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box, where your toes are being forced into the toe box. Examples are high heel shoes, dress shoes or any shoe that is tight around the toes. If you have certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes or flatfeet then you may be at higher risk for developing a neuroma
If while wearing a shoe with a tight toe box causes zinging, tingling, pain or numbness in the ball of our foot or toes and is then relieved quickly after taking off you shoes then it is recommend that you see a podiatrist and began a treatment algorithm before the condition worsens.
Call Dr. Hollander, D.P.M., 707-578-1222, today for an appointment and he can further educate you on neuromas and discuss conservative treatment options.
For further reading: http://www.apma.org/Learn/FootHealth.cfm?ItemNumber=987