What Are Neuromas?
Causes and Symptoms
What Causes Neuroma?
- Burning pain
- Intense, aching pain
- Popping sensation when walking
HOW CAN DR. SCIORTINO HELP RELIEVE YOUR PAINFUL NEUROMA?
- Stress fractures in the long bones
- Inflamed tendons on the bottom of the toes
- Arthritis in the joint between the long bone and toe
- Nerve compression further up in the foot, ankle, knee, hip or back that causes foot pain
X-rays will help your doctor identify reasons for pain that are not neuroma. Nerve tissue doesn’t show up in x-rays or CT scans. Doctors can sometimes use Ultrasound or MRI with Contrast to detect a neuroma.
- Cortisone injections. Cortisone can sometimes shrink nerve swelling and relieve pressure.
- Functional orthotics. Abnormal movement of the long bones in your foot are what aggravate the nerve, causing neuroma to continue and worsen. A functional orthotic is a custom-made device that you insert into your shoe and it corrects abnormal foot movement. Orthotics in combination with cortisone injections are frequently a very effective treatment.
- Chemical destruction of the nerve. When pain persists despite cortisone injections and orthotics, doctors may suggest chemical destruction of the nerve.
- Surgery. Your doctor can perform an out-patient procedure to remove the nerve. Most patients can walk on their foot the next day.
Don’t suffer needlessly in pain. Discuss your symptoms with Dr. Sciortino.