Neuromas near the toesScreeeeech! You plug your ears as a vehicle peels out of a nearby parking lot. Doesn’t that just get on your nerves? Besides the car that brought your ears to a halt, you’ve got other worries on your mind—like neuromas. Well, there’s not much you can do to stop the next car from squealing its tires, but there is a way to find neuroma pain relief.

A neuroma is a painful, benign growth on the nerve tissue. The condition usually occurs between the third and fourth toes and makes you feel as if you have a stone in your shoe. Other symptoms it exhibits are numbness, tingling, and a burning sensation near the ball of the foot. Often, it can be hard to walk because there’s a lot of pain between your toes.

You can find some neuroma pain relief by taking off your shoes and massaging the area that’s hurting. When you decide to get back on your feet again, pick shoes that have thick soles and some room for the toes to move around.

A custom orthotic can help displace pressure from the neuroma, correct an improper foot or standing posture, and reduce pain. At the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group, we can design and recommend styles of orthotics and also help you with other padding and taping around the ball of the foot.   

If left alone, neuromas usually get worse. Luckily, we can help with severe cases too. When non-surgical treatments are exhausted, we might talk with you about peripheral nerve decompression surgery. This procedure opens up the area, making more room for the nerve to move in tandem with joints and receive blood more efficiently.

We can help you in all stages of neuroma pain relief. To schedule an appointment with McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group, call our office in Carmichael, CA at (916) 961-3434—that’s all it takes!

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