Have you experienced pain in the ball of your foot? Maybe it felt bruised or a sharp pain when you applied pressure when walking? Your pain and discomfort could be caused from a neuroma.
WHAT IS A NEUROMA?
A neuroma is an enlarged nerve located in the ball of your foot that is caught between the bones. Sound painful? It is! Most commonly, neuromas are caused from your shoes being too tight. Are your shoes starting to feel too small or do they feel tighter if your feet have started to swell after a long day standing in them? This could be a reason that a neuroma has occurred.
-Wider, more appropriately fitting shoes
Neuromas can happen fast. If your shoes are too tight and the bones pinch that nerve, the pain has begun. You may experience tingling or numbness as well. It’s important to take precautionary steps to prevent neuromas from occurring. This is especially important if you have experienced a neuroma before.
WHEN TO SEEK TREATMENT
If the pain or discomfort you are experiencing is not improving or continues to “come and go,” it is time to seek treatment. Changing shoes doesn’t always do the trick. Neuromas can cause severe pain and affect every moment of your day. Call us before it becomes too severe!
At Howard County Foot and Ankle, we treat everything from warts and ingrown toenails to flatfeet and heel pain. Many people come to us for diabetic foot care or simply because they have foot pain or ankle pain and don’t know the cause of it. We handle emergencies such as fractures and infections as well. Dr. Bui performs a wide variety of surgeries and specializes in reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle. You won’t find a better foot doctor than our highly skilled and highly qualified, Dr. Christina Bui! We would love to be your go-to Podiatrist!