Manhattan Foot Specialists for Neuroma & Neuropathy Treatment
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. In the foot, the most common occurring neuroma develops at the base of the third and fourth toes. This condition is referred to as Morton's neuroma.
There are typically no physical signs of Morton's neuroma, such as a lump or a knot. Instead, symptoms may include:
A sharp, achy or burning pain in the ball of your foot
Numbness, tingling, or cramping in the toes or forefoot
Feeling as if you're standing on a pebble in your shoe
Morton's neuroma can make walking and performing normal activities difficult and painful. Treatment options vary with the severity of each neuroma, and identifying the neuroma in its earliest stage of development is important to avoid more invasive treatments or surgical correction. Left untreated, neuromas tend to worsen, so it's always best to visit our New York office at the first sign of pain.
Early treatments aim to relieve or reduce pressure on the area around the affected toes. Depending on the severity of your neuroma, a podiatrist may recommend:
Modifications to footwear. Wide-toed shoes relieve pressure on the neuroma.
Shoe inserts or padding to provide support for the arch of the foot, which removes pressure from the nerve.
Anti-inflammatory medications can help ease any pain and inflammation. Ask your doctor first.
Icing to reduce inflammation.
Rest to lessen repetitive pressure on the neuroma.
In the most severe cases, surgery may be recommended for patients who do not respond to conservative treatments. Book an appointment with Park Avenue Podiatry Associates for a comprehensive evaluation.
Neuropathy Pain Management
Do your feet feel numb, do they tingle, are they burning? Are you experiencing shooting pains, a loss of balance or the feeling that your sock is rolled up under your toes?
YOU MAY HAVE PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY.
There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy and you may be especially prone to developing this condition if you are a diabetic.
At Park Avenue Podiatry Associates our Podiatrists can perform a simple skin biopsy in which we will determine the concentration of small nerve fibers in your lower extremity. This allows us to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy includes nutritional supplements, prescription medications, injection therapy and in some cases surgical procedures to release swollen and compressed nerves.