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Neuromas

One relatively common cause of foot pain is neuromas. A neuroma is an overgrowth of nerve tissue, usually in the space between the third and fourth toes. As the nerve tissue grows, it places pressure on the nerve. This leads to foot pain when walking and sometimes other symptoms like numbness and tingling. In some cases, you might notice swelling in the area where the neuroma is located.  
Needless to say, a neuroma can make walking or even standing unpleasant.


  

The exact cause of neuromas is unknown but excessive trauma to the foot and wearing tight shoes that press the toes together is a factor. Neuromas are more common in women, partially because women are more likely to wear high heels that push the toes forward and place pressure on the toes and feet. If your feet are abnormally shaped, either too flat or with excessively high arches, you're at higher risk for neuromas.
  
How do you know if you have a neuroma? A podiatrist is trained to make the diagnosis and give you treatment guidance. Some neuromas can be treated conservatively with a change in shoe wear to shoes with wide toe boxes, and in some cases, orthotics. For pain, your podiatrist may recommend over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications or a cortisone injection into the area to reduce inflammation.
  
If you have a neuroma and it doesn't respond to conservative treatment, outpatient surgery to remove the inflamed nerve and surrounding tissue may be an option. Whatever you do, don't ignore foot pain. If you have a neuroma, it generally won't go away on its own. Talk to a podiatrist about your options.

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Advanced Podiatry of Manhasset at the Americana

(631) 427-3678 Huntington NY
(516) 869-3300 Manhasset NY
(516) 544-1731 Great Neck NY
(718) 639-0499 Maspeth NY
(516) 681-8866 Plainview NY

Manhasset, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
2110 Northern Blvd.
Suite-208
Manhasset, NY 11030
(516) 869-3300

Huntington, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
181 Main St.
Suite-207
Huntington, NY 11743
(631) 427-3678

Maspeth, NY  Office
Advanced Podiatry
70-01 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378
(718) 639-0499

Great Neck, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
488 Great Neck Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-544-1731
*Moved to Manhasset  

Plainview, NY Office
Advanced Podiatry
875 Old Country Rd
Plainview, NY 11803
(516) 681-8866

Rosyn, NY Office
1514 Old Northern Blvd
Rosln, NY 11576
516-484-1420
*Moved to Manhasset