A neuroma is a painful condition which affects the nerves in the ball of the foot. The condition is also referred to as a pinched nerve condition or a nerve tumor. If is often caused by a benign growth of nerve tissue usually found between the third and fourth toes. It can cause a burning sensation, tingling, pain, and numbness between these toes and in the ball of the foot. The pain can be decreased when the person takes of his or her shoes, stops walking, or rubbing the area. Patients describe it as feeling like there is a stone in their shoe. The condition is more prevalent in women.
wearing shoes with thick soles and a wide box for the toes can relieve symptoms and help the neuroma to go away on its own. For further neuromas treatment in Manhattan, Dr. Daniel Drapacz might recommend using padding or custom foot orthotics to relieve pressure and help to treat improper foot functions. Additionally, anti-inflammatory medications might be used to relieve pain and inflammation. In some cases, surgery is necessary. Surgery to treat a neuroma consists of removing the enlarged and inflamed nerve completely. This is done on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Sharobeem specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.
New York Foot Experts offers the most advanced state of the art techniques for pain-free surgical and non-surgical treatment of any foot and ankle pathology. Our goal for each patient is painless and pleasing results with early return to activity.