A neuroma, also often called a “pinched nerve” is a benign growth of nerve tissue between the toes. Pain is often described as a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.
Women are generally more likely to suffer from a neuroma.
Pain is due to a thickening of the nerve sheath between the affected toes, commonly between the 2nd/3rd and 3rd/4th toes, treatment using a course of steroid injections may help around 40% of patients, otherwise surgical removal of the neuroma may be required.
- Neuroma surgery at The Yorkshire Foot Hospital is nearly always carried out under local anaesthetic,
- Surgery removes the nerve segment through the top of the foot,
- Recovery is around 2 weeks, after which patients can begin to return to normal activities and footwear.
- Affordable procedures and competitively priced.