Neuroma

What is Neuroma?

A neuroma is commonly known as a pinched nerve. The nerve tissue found between the toes becomes compressed and as a result, creates a benign growth.  The neuroma may be associated with leg cramps, arch aches, even low back pain and headarches. A neuroma is not limited to between the toes and can occur on different parts of the foot. If neuroma goes untreated, it could lead to long-term damage to the nerve. You may feel a pinching, burning, stinging, or numbness feeling between the toes and even on the ball of the foot. Neuroma makes any physical activity on the feet very difficult.

What are the typical types of treatment?

Treatment may vary based on the condition of the neuromas. You may need to change the type of shoes you wear or add special insoles/padding. There are medications and injections that may also help. Dr. David Scherer D.P.M will discuss the best possible treatment for you. Call and schedule an appointment.

What can cause a neuroma?

Varies factors may cause a neuroma. Footwear such a high heels create compression on the nerves and may lead to a neuroma. Another factor is the arch of the of the foot. High-arch and flat-feet are at a higher risk of developing a neuroma. These type of arches require more care and attention as the nerves may be irritated very easily. People who suffer from bunions and hammertoes may also be affected by a neuroma. A neuroma may also affect people who put their feet in countless stressful situations.

What is the typical cost?

Most insurance do cover the cost neuroma treatment, however, please contact our office to determine if we accept your insurance.