Pain, burning, and aching between the toes are telltale signs of neuromas, thickened areas of nerve tissue that usually require professional intervention to treat. At Fords Foot and Ankle Care in Fords, New Jersey, experienced podiatrist Carl Ingrassia, DPM, provides comprehensive care for neuromas to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and prevent the condition from worsening. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.
A neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue that forms when surrounding tissue compresses the nerve. They can cause intense pain in the toes and forefoot area. The pain tends to worsen during movement, affecting mobility and diminishing your quality of life.
While neuromas can develop anywhere, Morton’s neuroma typically affects the nerve tissue between the third and fourth toes. Dr. Ingrassia specializes in treating neuromas at Fords Foot and Ankle Care. With early intervention, he can help relieve your pain and help you avoid surgery.
A neuroma can be difficult to spot without a podiatric exam. The symptoms can be vague and intermittent (come and go). Common neuroma signs typically include:
Neuroma pain often diminishes with rest and after removing tight or narrow-fitting shoes.
Neuromas usually develop from long-term, repeated nerve compression. Pressure on the nerve causes tissue to harden and increase around the nerve, leading to a hardened ball of tissue. Common risk factors for neuromas include:
At Fords Foot and Ankle Care, Dr. Ingrassia uses visual exams, gait analysis, and digital X-rays to diagnose neuromas. A proper diagnosis ensures you receive the appropriate treatment for your condition’s type and severity.
Neuromas typically don’t need surgery unless they haven’t responded to more conservative treatments. Effective treatments for neuromas include:
If nonsurgical solutions fail to provide lasting relief, Dr. Ingrassia may recommend surgery. Call Fords Foot and Ankle Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.