Preventing Neuromas

A neuroma is a pinched nerve that can also be a nerve tumor. The cause of a neuroma can be unclear, with many factors contributing to condition. Typically neuroma’s bring on burning sensation, tingling, numbness in the ball of foot region and between the toes. These symptoms usually occur when the affected individual is walking and can feel as though there is a stone or abscess in the shoe.

The cause of the neuroma can be traced to:

These simple techniques will help with the treatment:

Identifying the neuroma early and identifying the condition is paramount in proper diagnosis and treatment. Some techniques that have worked for patients in avoiding surgery are padding and taping, medication and orthotics.  By using prevention techniques like on open box toe shoe, adequate padding, and avoiding prolonged time in shoes with a narrow toe box will also help with avoiding neuroma occurrences and symptoms.

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