Think you have Nerve Entrapment/Neuroma?
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What is Nerve Entrapment/Neuroma?
A neuroma is when the tissue that surrounds the nerve leading to the toes becomes thickened. It can cause a sharp shooting pain or burning pain in the ball of the foot that may refer into the toes, generally intensifying with activity or wearing shoes. There may also be numbness or an unpleasant feeling in the toes.
How did I get this?
Compressing the nerve can lead to development of the neuroma. For example, wearing tight shoes or high heeled shoes. Foot deformities can also be risk factors as well as Injury and trauma to the feet.
What can I do about it?
Using ice on the sore area will help reduce swelling.
Repetitive pressure on the neuroma should be avoided until the condition improves.
Wear appropriate footwear with a wide toe box, avoiding narrow-toed shoes or high heels.
Padding techniques provide support reducing the pressure on the nerve and decreasing the compression when walking.
What help can I get for this?
Podiatrists can advise on footwear, apply padding or prescribe orthotics. They may also advise guided injections for alleviating the pain.
Surgery may be considered if conservative treatments don't work
When will it get better?
Appropriate treatment can provide quick relief, However long-term measures should be considered to prevent symptoms returning