Neuromas are Nothing Novel


Neuromas are painful but are nothing new because their frequency is on the rise.  A neuroma occurs when nerve tissue grows and swells between the third and fourth toes. It can cause discomfort, a burning sensation, and numbness.

How Does a Neuroma Develop?

Several factors play a role in whether or not you will develop a neuroma.  These include:

  • Abnormal movement of the metatarsal bones
  • Having a foot with high arches
  • Trauma to the foot
  • Poorly fitting shoes

It shouldn’t be surprising that the main symptom is feeling pain between toes while mobile.  You need quality treatment since nerve pain can become intense when left untreated.

Treatment for Neuromas Includes:

  • Using padding to relieve the pressure at the ball of the foot.
  • Using anti-inflammatories to ease inflammation.
  • Wearing custom fit orthotics inserts to control where the pressure to the foot is applied when moving. This can at least stop your neuromas from becoming worse.
  • Surgery may be needed if the pressure becomes too much and the nerve causes the neuroma to inflict severe pain. The swollen nerve will need to be removed and medication will thereafter be prescribed to deal with pain during the healing process.

At the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849, TX, our team has what it takes to help your toes say goodbye to the pain of neuromas! Please make an appointment with our offices at any of the numbers provided above today so that we can ensure that your feet have a fighting chance of controlling nerve pain before it takes a hold of you.