Neuroma symptoms show up between the base of your toes, especially the third and fourth ones and sometimes between the second and third toes, when you’re walking. It might feel like you’re constantly stepping on a pebble or walking on a rolled-up sock, which is a distinguishing symptom of this foot condition that affects the nerve tissue around your toes. Burning pain in the ball of your foot may also radiate into the affected area.
Tingling and numbness are also common symptoms of Morton’s neuroma, since the condition involves a pinched nerve. The best way to relieve some of the pain is to get off your feet and massage the area. Many times just purchasing a wider shoe will reduce the symptoms.
When you start to experience pain that won’t go away after a few days, it’s time to do something about it. You can get help at the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group by calling our office in Carmichael, CA, at (916) 961-3434 and making an appointment with Dr. Brian McDowell and Dr. Gavin P. Ripp. Our office specializes in the treatment of nerve pain and our expert staff is ready to help whenever you choose to visit!