Neuroma Pain Travels Fast
Have you heard of Neuromas? If you haven’t, it may be a good sign because you did not experience the pain that they can bring. However, for those who have, they are known to cause long-term pressure to the nerves that branch out to the toes. Repeat pressure or irritation to these nerves produces a thickening of the tissue encompassing the nerves. Generally, women have this problem in greater numbers due to the types of shoes they wear, which let’s face it, have high heels or squeeze the toes in unnatural ways. These shoes compress the nerves and cause neuromas. High intensity activities can also lead to neuromas as can deformities that place stress on the ligaments in the region of these nerves. Pain from neuromas can be in the form of severe pain, inflammation around the toes or numbness. This pain may show itself in the form of cramping or an abnormal sensation when walking. Because the nerves are involved with neuromas, the pain can be very unpredictable and strong. This is not something that you can ignore because severe nerve damage is usually not reversible. It’s best to obtain treatment now to reduce pain later.
Treatment for this condition involves:
- Using the correct type of shoes will go a long way to mitigating the pain associated with neuromas. You should be using shoes with large toe boxes and those that are wider overall. This will allow for your toes to move freely and be free of the tight and restrictive environment that contributed to the neuromas in the first place!
- Keeping your weight down is always a great method for controlling neuromas because being overweight can lead to unwelcomed pressure on the feet.
- Try massaging the toes to ease the painful nerves. This can be done by a professional or at home.
At NOLA Sole Podiatry located in New Orleans, LA, our podiatrists, Dr. Kristina Robertson, DPM and Dr. Taylor Robertson, DPM can offer you proven treatment and outstanding service that can bring comfort to your nerves!Please call our office at 504-302-1586 today for an experience your feet will welcome.