Neuromas Can Get You Nervous

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Neuromas are a very serious foot condition because they directly impact the nerves in feet, which can cause a variety of conditions. Our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM at the Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, can help to determine the extent of the severity of your neuromas and provide you with some helpful treatment options. Please call or visit us at our Waterbury 203-755-0489 or Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut locations today for a chance to take control of this condition

A Neuroma is a deviation in a nerve due to damage caused by severe trauma or a deformity. They usually occur in the ball of the foot because the nerve can get pinched or swollen due to unusual moments that may happen suddenly or repeatedly over time. If proper care to counteract this condition is not taken timely, the afflicted nerve can become permanently injured with no recourse for treatment. When this occurs, surgery will be required to remove the nerve to reduce severe pain. Indicative factors that suggest you may be suffering from neuromas include shooting pain in the foot, leading to numbness, extreme burning and eventually pain that travels to the toes. 

Treatment includes: 

  • Shock through electricity
  • Wearing comfortable foot wear 
  • Utilizing anti-inflammatories to prevent inflammation
  • Use of padding to prevent further damage to the inflamed nerve,
  • Orthotics to redistribute pressures away from the ball of the foot or surgery

Surgical removal would involve an incision on the top of the foot to access the neuroma. Recovery times can take up to six weeks and these types of procedures are usually successful. However, complications can always occur from any surgery and may include an infection, severe inflammation or continued pain. If during recovery, an individual exerts too much pressure on the recovering nerve, severe swelling may cause excessive bleeding. To prevent the chance of experiencing painful neuromas with no chance of treatment, please contact our offices as soon as you can to help us determine the best course of treatment for your neuromas so you don’t have to worry about them anymore.