Neuromas, a condition that involves an inflamed nerve on the bottom of your feet, can result in varying levels of discomfort and pain. They typically form at the base of the toes, and can cause numbness, tingling, burning, and pain. Nerve pain can be difficult to treat and may require novel methods to do so. Neuromas can develop from excessive or repetitive pressure on the feet, often from improper shoes, flat feet, or from athletic activities.
Common treatments for neuromas:
- Taking medications to alleviate nerve pain.
- Wearing footwear with large toe boxes to decrease pressure on feet.
- Participating in targeted physical therapy that involves massaging your feet. This can help to ease nerve pain caused by neuromas.
- Using orthotics, which help correct abnormal foot mechanics and redistribute pressure on your feet.
- Using anesthetics, which can be injected into the neuroma to ease inflammation and numb the pain caused by it. This can be helpful to curb the severe pain caused by neuromas.
Here at Stavros O. Alexopoulos, DPM, our expert podiatrist, Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos, can offer you the very best treatment methods available to curtail the extent of your neuromas. If your feet are experiencing symptoms consistent with neuromas and you’ve had enough of the sporadic pain, contact us to make an appointment today. Our office is conveniently located in Chicago, Illinois. We take pride in delivering relief to our patient’s foot and ankle pain and invite you to experience the same. Our Patient Education Library offers even more information about neuromas and other common foot and ankle conditions.