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Neuroma Specialist

Neuroma services offered in Kingston, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls, Hudson, Red Hook, Margaretville and West Coxsackie, NY


Neuromas cause chronic pain that interferes with your ability to move your toes comfortably. With locations in Kingston, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls, Hudson, Red Hook, Margaretville, and West Coxsackie, New York, the board-certified podiatrists and foot and ankle surgeons at Hudson Valley Foot Associates offer a wide range of treatments for neuromas. Nerve release, cryosurgery, and surgical removal are just a few treatments available to treat your neuroma. Call the location nearest you or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is a thick ball of tissue that forms around a nerve. The most common type, Morton’s neuroma, affects the nerve that stretches through the ligament connecting the bones in your toes. While Morton’s neuroma can affect any of your toes, it commonly develops in the space between the third and fourth toes.

What does a neuroma feel like?

Neuromas are difficult to detect because you can’t see them. The lump itself is only visible through imaging scans, such as an X-ray. While you can’t see a neuroma, you can feel it. Common symptoms of neuromas include:

 

  • Pain or numbness between the toes
  • A burning sensation that radiates from the ball of the foot through the toes
  • A sensation of having a pebble stuck in your shoe
  • Pain that worsens after activity

Without treatment, Morton’s neuroma can limit motion in your toes. Walking and standing for long periods may be difficult.

What causes a neuroma?

Many injuries, degenerative conditions, and lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing Morton’s neuroma. The most common causes of a neuroma include:

  • High-heels or narrow shoes
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions
  • High arches
  • Certain sports (running, soccer, ballet, etc.)

An injury to the midfoot and toes may also cause a neuroma to form. Modifying your footwear can help relieve pressure on the nerves and ligaments in your foot.

How is a neuroma diagnosed?

If you experience symptoms of a neuroma, your doctor at Hudson Valley Foot Associates performs a comprehensive foot evaluation. Diagnosing a neuroma requires imaging scans, such as magnetic resonance imaging, to determine the severity of the condition.

What are the treatments for a neuroma?

After diagnosing your neuroma, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Cryosurgery

Cryosurgery interferes with the nerve fibers from your neuroma to relieve pain without destroying the entire nerve.

Nerve release

Nerve release is a surgical procedure that involves removing the tissue around the nerve to relieve tension.

Surgical removal

If less invasive procedures don’t relieve your neuroma pain, your doctor may surgically remove the nerve.

To learn more about neuromas, call Hudson Valley Foot Associates or schedule an appointment online today.

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