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Neuroma

Definition: A neuroma represents an entrapment or compression of a nerve in the ball of the foot usually between the third and fourth toes.

Cause:

  • Tight fitting shoes
  • Repeated flexion of the toes
  • Injury to the ball of the foot

Symptoms:

  • Numbness, burning and pain to the adjacent third and fourth toes
  • Symptoms are exacerbated by tight fitting shoes or repeated flexion of the toes

Treatment:

  • Shoes that area adequately wide
  • Stiffer toed shoes rather than those with flexible soles
  • Metatarsal padding
  • Possible steroid injection of the neuroma by your podiatrist or physician
  • Surgical removal if symptoms are unresponsive to conservative care

Prevention:

  • Shoes that re of adequate width
  • Stiffer soled shoes

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Hospital Affiliations

midwest orthopadic speciality hospital wheaton franciscan healthcare wheaton franciscan healthcare columbia st mary's childrens hospitel of wisconsin surgicenter of greater milwaukee wisconsin health center aurora health care

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