Neuromas cause chronic pain that interferes with your ability to move your toes comfortably. With locations in Kingston, New Windsor, Wappingers Falls, Hudson, 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.
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.
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:
Without treatment, Morton’s neuroma can limit motion in your toes. Walking and standing for long periods may be difficult.
Many injuries, degenerative conditions, and lifestyle factors can increase your risk of developing Morton’s neuroma. The most common causes of a neuroma include:
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.
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.
After diagnosing your neuroma, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Cryosurgery interferes with the nerve fibers from your neuroma to relieve pain without destroying the entire nerve.
Nerve release is a surgical procedure that involves removing the tissue around the nerve to relieve tension.
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.