Are you experiencing a shooting, burning, or stinging pain in
the ball of your foot? If so, you may have a
neuroma. A neuroma, also known as a Morton's Neuroma,
is an enlarged nerve that usually occurs between the third
interspace, which is located between the third and fourth
toes. This often causes the pain or even numbness that you
are feeling. The reason this happens may not always
be readily apparent. It occus in women more often then
men, possibly due to the type confining shoes women wear for
long periods of time.
Signs and Symptoms
Shooting, burning or stinging pain in the ball of your foot are
the hallmarks of a neuroma. You may also have numbness.
It may be so painful that it is difficult to wear shoes.
Corticosteroid injections are common and can provide effective
and efficient relief from the pain. Orthotics also help
tremendously by taking pressure off of the
area. Changing your shoes and resting your
feet helps. If you are still experiencing pain,
surgery may be required to bring you relief.
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