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Specialized Neuroma Treatment at Progressive Foot Care

Welcome to Progressive Foot Care, where our expert podiatrists specialize in diagnosing and treating neuromas, ensuring effective pain relief and long-term recovery.

Understanding Neuromas

A neuroma, often referred to as a Morton’s neuroma, is a painful condition involving a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It can cause significant discomfort and affect your ability to walk.

Symptoms of Neuromas

  • Sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot
  • Tingling or numbness in the toes
  • A feeling of having a pebble in your shoe
  • Pain that intensifies with activity or wearing shoes

Our Neuroma Treatments

Conservative Treatments:

  • Footwear Modifications: Shoes with a wider toe box can reduce pressure on the nerve.
  • Orthotics: Custom shoe inserts designed to relieve pressure and realign the foot.
  • Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.

Advanced Therapies:

  • Corticosteroid Injections: To reduce inflammation and pain.
  • Sclerosing Alcohol Injections: Used to harden the nerve and decrease pain.
  • Decompression Surgery: Involves cutting nearby structures to relieve pressure on the nerve.
  • Nerve Removal: In severe cases, surgical removal of the nerve may be necessary.

Why Choose Progressive Foot Care?

  • Expert Diagnosis: Our podiatrists use advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately identify the cause of your symptoms.
  • Personalized Treatment Plans: We tailor treatments to meet the specific needs of your condition and lifestyle.
  • State-of-the-Art Treatments: We offer the latest in both conservative and surgical neuroma treatments.
  • Comprehensive Care: From initial consultation through recovery, we provide continuous support to ensure a successful outcome.

Schedule Your Neuroma Consultation Today

Don’t let neuroma pain disrupt your life. Contact Progressive Foot Care today to schedule your consultation with New York’s best podiatrist, Dr. Mandanipour. We’re here to help you return to comfort and mobility.

Frequently Asked Questions about Neuroma Treatment

Q1: What is a neuroma?

A1: A neuroma, often called Morton’s neuroma, is a benign growth of nerve tissue that typically develops between the third and fourth toes. It is characterized by pain, burning, tingling, or numbness in the ball of the foot and the affected toes.

Q2: What causes a neuroma?

A2: The exact cause is unknown, but several factors can contribute to the formation of a neuroma, including wearing high heels or tight shoes that squeeze the toes, certain foot deformities such as high arches or flat feet, and repetitive stress or trauma to the foot.

Q3: What are the symptoms of a neuroma?

A3: Symptoms include sharp, burning pain in the front of the foot, sensations of tingling or numbness in the toes, and the feeling of walking on a marble or pebble.

Q4: How is a neuroma diagnosed?

A4: Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination and may include imaging tests like an ultrasound or MRI to visualize the nerve and confirm the presence of a neuroma.

Q5: What treatments are available for a neuroma?

A5: Treatment can range from conservative methods like footwear modifications, orthotic devices, and anti-inflammatory medications, to more aggressive approaches such as corticosteroid injections, sclerosing alcohol injections, or surgery to decompress or remove the affected nerve.

Q6: Can neuromas be treated without surgery?

A6: Yes, many cases of neuromas can be effectively managed with non-surgical treatments such as changing to more appropriate footwear, using orthotic inserts, or receiving injections to reduce inflammation and pain.

Q7: What type of shoes should I wear if I have a neuroma?

A7: Shoes that provide ample room for the toes to move freely are best. Avoid shoes with high heels and narrow toe boxes that compress the toes, as these can exacerbate symptoms.

Q8: What is the recovery process like after neuroma surgery?

A8: Recovery varies depending on the type of surgery performed. Generally, patients are encouraged to limit their activity for a few weeks to allow the foot to heal. Full recovery can take several weeks, and patients may need to wear special footwear or use orthotics post-surgery to prevent recurrence.

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