A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor.
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 that bring on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.
The principle symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking. Those suffering from the condition often find relief by stopping their walk, taking off their shoe, and rubbing the affected area. At times, the patient will describe the pain as similar to having a stone in his or her shoe. The vast majority of people who develop neuromas are women. Neuromas can be treated initially by injections, orthotics. 80% of our patients do well with conservative treatment only 20% of our patients end up having surgery for the neuromas.