Pain between your toes can be a warning sign that you have a neuroma. At Mayfair Foot Care, Edward Buro, DPM, Christine Peterson, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, specialize in diagnosing and treating painful neuromas. The foot specialists focus on nonsurgical therapies to relieve toe pain, so you can walk without pain. They also recommend ways to prevent new neuromas from forming. Call the Commack, New York, office to schedule a consultation for symptoms of neuromas, or book an appointment online today.
Neuromas are benign growths of nerve tissue that develop between your toes. A Morton’s neuroma describes growths that develop between your third and fourth toes. These growths can be painful enough to interfere with your mobility.
While the root cause of a neuroma isn’t well understood, you may be at higher risk for developing one because of:
You may also be prone to neuromas if you participate in sports and other physical activities that put a lot of stress on your feet. If you stand at work for much of the day, you may also develop neuromas.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mayfair Foot care if you have symptoms of a neuroma, such as swelling between the toes and tingling, pain, or numbness in the ball of your foot.
You may also feel like you have a pebble in your shoe when walking because of a neuroma.
The Mayfair Foot Care providers can identify a neuroma during a physical exam. They may also request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests to assess the severity of your condition.
Based on your exam and test results, the foot specialists customize a care plan to relieve pain and prevent the neuroma from worsening.
Your treatment plan for neuromas initially focuses on nonsurgical therapies to alleviate pain and swelling between your toes. You may benefit from treatment strategies like:
The providers at Mayfair Foot Care recommend wearing wider shoes that don’t press on your toes. Proper fitting shoes can relieve existing pain and prevent new neuromas from forming.
If your neuroma pain persists or the growth isn’t treatable with nonsurgical therapies, the providers can discuss your options for surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove inflamed nerves that contribute to pain to restore your mobility.
In addition to treating a neuroma, the Mayfair Foot Care providers can also provide treatments for flatfeet, traumatic foot injuries, and other conditions to lower your risk for recurrent neuromas.
Call Mayfair Foot Care to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for neuromas or book an appointment online today.