FAQ – Is Neuroma A Tumor

What is a neuroma, is it a real tumor?

foot neuroma or Morton’s Neuroma actually occurs when the nerve that runs between the toes gets irritated therefore causing inflammation and enlargement of the nerve. Typically the patient can experience numbness in the affected toes, burning, sharp shooting pain as well as occasional separation of the toes. The word tumor is actually a misnomer because it is not truly a tumor. Treatment options include wider toe box shoes, inserts, and injections. katz_neuromaFor neuroma pain that doesn’t resolve with conservative treatment, cryosurgery or surgical excision is an option to discuss with your podiatrist.

If you have neuroma symptoms and would like advanced treatment options and correction, call Advanced Podiatry today for an appointment for evaluation.