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Neuroma Nuisance

By | May 30th, 2024 | Foot surgery

Neuroma Nuisance No More: Your Roadmap to Foot Comfort

Neuromas, which are sometimes called Morton’s neuromas, are painful growths on the nerves in the foot, most often between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by the thickening of the tissue surrounding a nerve leading to the toes, resulting in a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot.

Nerve tingling, stiffness, and the feeling of a pebble in the shoe are all signs of a neuroma. The pain might get worse when you move around or wear shoes that are too tight. Not taking care of a neuroma can cause nerve damage that lasts a lifetime and constant foot pain.

There are different ways to treat a neuroma based on how bad it is. If the condition is mild, taking anti-inflammatory drugs, wearing wider shoes, and using orthotic supports may help ease the symptoms. Injections of corticosteroids and physical therapy can also help reduce pain and swelling.


In more serious cases, surgery may be needed to remove the nerve that is damaged or relieve the pressure on it. Neuroma excision or decompression, is the name of the treatment that is meant to relieve pain and get the foot working normally again. After surgery, most people need a short rest, physio, and slowly start doing normal things again.


Our Top Tips

1. Wear Proper Footwear: To lessen pressure on the injured area, choose shoes with low heels and a wide toe. Steer clear of high heels or thin, tight shoes since they may aggravate neuroma symptoms.

2. Use Orthotic Inserts: Custom orthotic arch supports can help relieve neuroma pain by cushioning the foot and redistributing pressure. Additionally, inserts can assist in realigning the feet and lessen pressure on the injured nerve.

3. Perform Foot Stretches and Exercises: Practicing regular foot and toe stretching and strengthening exercises will help increase flexibility, lessen muscle tension, and improve overall foot function. Calf stretches, towel scrunches, and toe curls are helpful in controlling neuroma symptoms and averting more pain.

To receive a precise neuroma diagnosis and a customised treatment strategy, speak with our healthcare professionals. Early intervention can enhance general foot health and stop the disease from getting worse. People can get pain and discomfort relief and easily continue their daily activities by treating the underlying cause of the neuroma and putting suitable treatment measures in place.

Ask our expert staff on how we can assist you.

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