Our Toms River, NJ Podiatrist Is Your Neuroma & Neuropathy Expert
There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy and you may be especially prone to developing this condition if you are a diabetic.
Do you have neuropathy?
Common Symptoms of a Neuropathy are:
Your feet feel Numbness or Tingling sensation
Loss of balance
Shooting pains in the toes or feet
Feeling that your sock is rolled up under your toes
Our Foot Doctor can perform a simple skin biopsy in which we will determine the concentration of small nerve fibers in your lower extremity. This allows us to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy includes nutritional supplements, prescription medications, injection therapy and in some cases surgical procedures to release swollen and compressed nerves.
A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that provides sensation to the toes. This enlargement can be due to poor foot structure, poorly fitting shoes or trauma to the feet.
Common Symptoms of a neuroma are:
Pain between your toes
Swelling between your toes
Pain in your forefoot
Pain when you put weight on the ball of your foot
Numbness or Tingling in the ball of your foot
IF SO, YOU MAY HAVE A NEUROMA.
This condition involves painful nerve tumors in the forefeet and is treated with injection therapy, padding, metatarsal pads, and custom molded orthotics. These therapies achieve resolution of the pain in approximately 50% of cases. If these conservative treatments do not relieve the symptoms, surgical excision of the neuroma is recommended, with 4% alcohol sclerosing injections offered at our podiatry practice.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a Morton’s Neuroma consultation with our Neuroma Specialist, please feel free to contact Main Street Foot and Ankle Care.