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Neuroma

Numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in your feet may mean you have neuropathy or a neuroma. The foot and ankle specialists at the Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders offer the most advanced neuroma treatments. For the highest quality care in neuroma and neuropathy treatment, call or book an appointment online to one of our offices today.

What causes foot numbness and tingling?

Numbness, tingling, or burning pain in your feet may signal a nerve disorder. Our podiatrists are experts in treating nerve problems, such as:

Peripheral neuropathy

In addition to numbness and tingling, this condition may cause shooting pains and balance issues. There are over 100 causes of peripheral neuropathy, but people with diabetes are especially prone to this condition.

Neuroma

A neuroma is a painful condition that occurs when the tissue surrounding one of the nerves in your foot becomes thickened. Having a neuroma may feel like you have a pebble in your shoe or a fold in your sock.

What are the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and neuromas?

Usually, there aren’t any visually apparent signs of neuropathy or neuromas, such as a lump. However, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Tingling or numbness in the foot or toes
  • Burning pain that may radiate to the toes
  • Feeling like you’re standing on a pebble

If left untreated, neuromas and neuropathy tend to get worse. You should schedule an appointment at one of our offices any time you experience foot pain that lasts more than a few days.

How do you diagnose and treat neuropathy and neuromas?

First, our foot specialists carefully evaluate your foot and reviews your medical history. To diagnose a neuroma, they may take an ultrasound imaging test to check for enlarged tissue. They may also perform a diagnostic heel injection to confirm the nerve that causes your symptoms.

Then, they develop a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition. Our specialists offer surgical procedures to treat neuropathy and neuromas, but they offer a variety of treatments to avoid surgery whenever possible.

Treatment for peripheral neuropathy and neuromas may include:

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Prescription medications
  • Therapeutic injections
  • Custom orthotic devices
  • Foot padding or bracing

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders offers a full supply of disposable medical equipment all within the office. We also offer laser therapy, a fast and painless treatment that uses light energy to reduce foot pain and swelling and speed recovery in damaged cells.

Foot pain or numbness shouldn’t be ignored. Book an appointment at one of our offices today.

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