Have you been experiencing numbness or pain between your toes? It could be due to a neuroma, or a benign growth of the nerve between your toes. It typically affects middle aged women and usually effects the area between the third and fourth toes. There are many causes, including improper footwear. It is not a life threatening condition but can certainly affect your day-to-day life.
Treatments can range from conservative to aggressive based on the severity of the symptoms. Diagnosis is usually through a clinical exam, although X-Rays and MRIs may be warranted to pinpoint where the nerve is enlarged. A majority of cases are usually solved in the office but more extreme cases may need surgery.
A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet. In the case of Morton's neuroma, it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it affects your quality of life. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.