First and foremost, we will need to determine how much your symptoms have progressed to treat a neuroma. For mild symptoms, you can place an ice pack on the painful area to reduce swelling. We also might suggest that you place some padding under your toes, which will take pressure off the area when you walk. Make sure you lay off the activities that irritate the neuroma. Avoid high heels and narrow-toed footwear—invest in shoes with wide toe boxes.
Orthotics are an option for those with more intense pain. With our help, you can get a custom-designed pair of devices that fit the exact shape of your foot and offload pressure from the nerves near the toes. At this stage, we might recommend that you try anti-inflammatory pain relievers and injection therapy.
Neuroma surgery may be an option if conservative treatments don’t work—and you are in good hands. McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group is expertly trained in this field. In fact, Dr. Brian McDowell is a Fellow in the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, which is an elite group of doctors that specifically focuses on nerve surgery. Call our office in Carmichael, CA, at (916) 961-3434 to schedule an appointment!