WHAT IS A FOOT NEUROMA?
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.
The principal symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking.
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.
Those suffering from the condition often find relief by stopping their walk, taking off their shoe, and rubbing the affected area.
Although the exact cause for this condition is unclear, a number of factors can contribute to the formation of a neuroma:
Biomechanical deformities, such as a high-arched foot or a flat foot, can lead to the formation of a neuroma.
Trauma can cause damage to the nerve, resulting in inflammation or swelling of the nerve.
Improper footwear that causes the toes to be squeezed together is problematic.
Repeated stress, common to many occupations, can create or aggravate a neuroma.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. J. Leonard Knudson - a Culver City Foot Doctor if you are experiencing foot neuroma symptoms such as:
Pain in the forefoot and between the toes, Tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot, Swelling between the toes, and Pain in the ball of the foot when weight is placed on it.
Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide proper diagnosis and treatment for your foot neuroma.
We look forward to meeting your foot and ankle needs.
Our Los Angeles Foot Doctor is Certified by the The American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, is a California Licensed Podiatrist and has a Doctorate Degree in Podiatric Medicine.