Feel like there's a rock in your foot?
Have you or someone you know ever experienced a pinched nerve between your toes that can be painful, has a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness? This is referred to as a neuroma. The main sympton people experience with neuromas is pain between the toes while walking. It is actually a small growth of nerve tissue that is generally located between the third and fourth toes. Some describe the pain to be similar with having a stone in the bottom of their shoe.
The definitive cause is still unclear, but there are some common causes they believe contribute to neuromas developing.
- Biochemical deformities, such as flatfoot or a high-arched foot
- Trauma to that area of the foot that can bring damage to the nerve
- Improper footwear that causes toes to be squeezed together too tight
Symptoms of a neuroma are:
- Pain the forefoot and between the toes
- Tingling and numbness in the ball of foot
- Swelling between the toes
It's best to see a podiatrist as soon as you notice something wrong in your foot. As always, you can call us at (615)220-8788 or schedule an appointmetn at www.neufoot.com.
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