Understanding Neuromas: Causes, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

At New Braunfels Podiatry Associates serving New Braunfels, TX, our podiatry team, led by Dr. Jacob Ransom, works tirelessly to provide professional foot health care to the community. Our providers are experienced podiatrists who can provide comprehensive care for neuromas and other foot-related concerns. 

What Are the Causes of Neuromas?

 Neuromas are usually benign growths of the nervous system that can cause pain, discomfort, and other related symptoms. They can occur throughout the body, but in the feet, a neuroma usually develops between the third and fourth toes, which is a type referred to as a Morton’s neuroma.

Are You at Risk for Developing Neuromas?

 Almost anyone can develop a neuroma, but it is thought to be more prevalent in patients who have the following risk factors:

  • They already have foot-related health issues such as flat feet or a condition that leads to instability in the toe area of the foot.
  • Injury or trauma to the foot that causes nerve damage.
  • Regular use of improper footwear, especially footwear that places unnecessary pressure on the forefoot.
  • Repetitive stress from certain sports, like running, or in the workplace where you are standing or walking for long periods.
  • Obesity
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions

What Are the Symptoms of Neuromas?

 At New Braunfels Podiatry Associates serving New Braunfels, TX, Dr. Ransom and his team keep a lookout for patients with the following symptoms:

  • Tingling and/or numbness in the feet.
  • Sharp, persistent, and burning pain that radiates outwards from the ball of the foot.
  • Pain when wearing tight shoes or high heels that goes away when the shoes are removed, and the feet are massaged.
  • Feeling like a small pebble or stone is lodged in your shoe under the forefoot.

What Are the Treatment Options for Neuromas?

 Neuromas are treatable. If you think you have a Morton’s neuroma, it’s better to come in and see a medical professional who has the skills, experience, and knowledge to help you. 

There are two main treatment options. The first is conservative care including your non-surgical treatment options. This could look like:

  • Padding and inserts for your current footwear.
  • Prescribing non-steroidal pain medications to relieve pain.
  • Cortisone injections to relieve inflammation.
  • Custom orthotic devices
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Ice pack therapy

 In cases where these treatments are unsuccessful, or the neuroma is debilitating and affecting your quality of life, your podiatrist may recommend surgical intervention. 

Contact Us!

 Dr. Ransom and the team at New Braunfels Podiatry Associates serving New Braunfels, TX, are available to assist patients with neuromas and other foot-related complaints. Expect to receive quality and compassionate podiatric care and contact our team today at (830) 625 1642 to schedule an appointment. 

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