Neuroma Specialist

Local Foot Doc -  - Podiatrist

Local Foot Doc

Podiatrists located in Brooklyn & Queens, New York City, NY

A neuroma leads to discomfort in the ball of your foot with every step you take. It if feels like you always have a pebble in your shoe, even though nothing is there, schedule a neuroma evaluation with Waldemar Majdanski, DPM, FACFAS, and the team at Local Foot Doc today. For your convenience, Local Foot Doc has two offices in Brooklyn and locations in the Queens neighborhoods of Woodhaven, Forest Hills, and Astoria. You can book online or call any location directly to schedule an appointment.

Neuroma Q & A

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma, which is often referred to as a benign tumor, is a patch of inflamed nerve tissue that forms in the ball of your foot, usually right between your third and fourth toes. This is formally known as a “Morton’s neuroma.” 

Nerve tissue in your foot tends to thicken because of stress or pressure on the nerve. This issue can be caused by:

  • Inherited traits
  • Improper shoe gear
  • High heels or pointy shoes
  • Development of bunions or hammertoes
  • Toe joint instability from flatfeet or high arches

Repeated stress is another cause of neuromas. For instance, if you work on your feet all day or are an avid runner, the strain on your forefoot can lead to neuromas. 

Are neuromas painful?

They certainly can be. The pain and discomfort you feel with a neuroma often occurs near the middle of the ball of your foot. You may notice that this pain radiates throughout your foot. Sometimes, a neuroma also leads to:

  • Tingling
  • Swelling 
  • Numbness 

The most common complaint neuroma sufferers have is that it always feels like there’s something in their shoe, like a pebble or marble, or that their sock is always bunched up. 

This effect occurs even though nothing is there and no visible mass is present. It’s just a side effect of severely inflamed nerve tissue.

Can I get treatment for a neuroma?

Yes. With the help of the highly trained podiatrists at Local Foot Doc, you can undergo a comprehensive neuroma treatment plan to get the relief you deserve. Treating a neuroma can include:

  • Switching to roomier shoes
  • Getting corticosteroid injections
  • Padding and taping the ball of your foot
  • Putting padding or custom orthotics in your shoes
  • Taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Sometimes surgery is the best solution for neuromas. Your dedicated foot and ankle surgeon at Local Foot Doc can remove the affected nerve, release the impinging ligament around the nerve, or make any other essential repairs to resolve your neuroma symptoms. 

Schedule your neuroma evaluation at Local Foot Doc by clicking on the online scheduling feature. You can also call any office to book an appointment.