More than just a Tingling in Your Toes

A neuroma is not a true tumor, but rather a buildup of scar-like tissue (perineural fibrosis) that results from compression and irritation of a nerve. The condition is also sometimes called Morton’s neuroma, after American surgeon Thomas George Morton, who first described the condition in 1876.

The pain of a neuroma is often aggravated by walking or wearing shoes. High heels or shoes with a narrow toe box (such as high-heeled boots) can contribute to the development of a neuroma.

Neuromas are treated with a combination of rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medication, and injections. In some cases, orthotic devices such as arch supports or custom-fitted shoe inserts may be recommended to offload pressure from the affected area. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the neuroma.

Symptoms of a neuroma include:

  • A burning sensation
  • A sharp, shooting pain
  • Tingling or numbness in the affected area

Let Us Take Care of Your Feet

If you are experiencing symptoms of a neuroma, make an appointment with your Town Center Foot Clinic Podiatrist today. They will be able to diagnose the condition and recommend treatment options. Contact our office today by calling (503) 925-6772! Our Portland podiatrists are here to help you find relief!

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