So You Think You May Have a Neuroma

Neuromas are a very common condition

What is a Neuroma

  • A compression on a nerve
  • Irritates the nerve and causes it to thicken/get bigger

What can cause a Neuroma

  • Certain shoes (tapered show tor boxes, high heels, etc.)
  • Specific foot structures (high arches)
  • Certain activities (Repetitive irritation, high impact, etc.)

Signs and symptoms

  • Pain
  • Tingling, burning, numbness
  • Can occur at rest, but worst when walking
  • A feeling of something bunched in your sock/shoe/walking on rock/pebble

Why is it important to treat a neuroma

  • Can cause permanent nerve damage
  • Severe discomfort

Think you have a neuroma? Call us at 301-441-2655 to see one of our doctors and work towards creating a treatment plan!

All information found from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

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