Of all the nerve! That pain, burning, tingling, and numbness you’re experiencing between your toes and the ball of your foot is called a neuroma. This benign growth of nerve tissue that causes pain while you’re walking is often referred to as a pinched nerve or nerve tumor. It may feel as if you’re stepping on a pebble.
Short term relief from Morton’s Neuroma may come from stopping your walk, taking off your shoes, and rubbing your feet. If you’re looking for a more permanent solution to reducing the swelling and discomfort, there are a few things you can do at home.
Wear shoes with thick, shock-absorbent soles that also provide ample room for your toes to move about. Your insoles should be designed to keep excessive pressure off of your feet. Our office can help by fitting your feet with custom orthotics. If you must wear heels, keep them low. While resting, use an ice pack to dull the pain and improve comfort.
Further conservative treatments include applying special padding or taping to the ball of the foot and anti-inflammatory medications. Our goal is to relieve pressure on the area where neuroma’s develop.
If conservative treatments don’t meet your needs, or if your Morton’s neuroma has progressed past the threshold for such options, call (405) 285-7408 today. We can provide surgery to remove the inflamed nerve and have you back on your feet within a few weeks. For more information, contact the experts at Edmond/Norman Foot and Ankle Clinic, in Oklahoma.
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