A neuroma is a benign growth or inflammation of nerve tissue. When the swollen or thicken nerve is in the ball of the foot it is known as Morton’s Neuroma. The inflamed nerve can cause pain and discomfort; it may feel as if you are walking on a pebble on the ball of your foot.
Foot neuromas most often affect the nerve between the third and fourth toes, frequently in response to injury or over-use of the nerve. Neuromas rarely occur between any other toes and usually affect only one foot.
The physicians at Foot and Ankle Institute are nationally recognized for their research and treatment advancements related to neuroma care. We prefer to avoid nerve excision and save this for severe cases, cases in which conservative care and less invasive procedures did not work. Our goal is to get you back on your feet and back to your activities in the shortest amount of time.