If you’re experiencing pain in your foot, you probably want to know what’s causing it. Several different conditions can affect the feet, and one of them is known as a neuroma. Today Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC in New Haven County, and Fairfield County are sharing information to reduce any anxiety you may be feeling about this condition.
The most common symptom is a pain located in the area where the neuroma is, which is typically between the toes. It can also cause:
A burning feeling;
Tingling in the ball of the foot;
Numbness in the foot.
Walking can be especially painful for patients who are suffering from a neuroma. It often feels like there is a pebble in the shoe at the onset of the pain, as the tumor in the foot begins to swell.
There is no single cause; however, there are some possible options to consider. For instance, trauma can cause abnormalities in the anatomy of the foot, such as extra bones, flat feet, and/or swelling. They can also be the result of spending numerous hours on your feet, stress injuries from high-impact activities or wearing poorly fitting footwear.
If you think you may have a neuroma, there are some at-home therapies you can try to relieve your discomfort. Ice massages can help diminish pain and reduce swelling in the foot.
OTC anti-inflammatory medications can also alleviate your discomfort. Your podiatrist may recommend orthotics to redistribute the pressure on your foot when you’re standing or walking to reduce pain and irritation.
Now that you know more about this condition, it’s time you receive the care you need to eradicate your foot pain. Contact the office of Dr. Joel Segalman, Dr. Stephen Lazaroff, and Dr. Brittany Ciaramello at Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, in New Haven County and Fairfield County today to schedule a consultation.