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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
February 22, 2018
Tags: neuromas  

Neuromas are nerve complications that occur after sustaining damage. Generally, they develop in the ball of the foot. This location is the most frequent source of neuroma formation since it is subject to repeated stresses that can cause the nerve to become inflamed. Nerves are delicate and damage to them cannot be reversed. So, if proper treatment is not sought at the beginning stages of this condition, a permanent injury could develop. Symptoms of this condition include, but are not limited to, foot discomfort, numbness, burning and shooting pains. Causes for this condition include sprains, bunions, hereditary traits, arthritis, using poorly fitting shoes or any activity that places abnormal amounts of stress on the ball of the foot.

Treatment for neuromas involves:

  • Using medication to alleviate nerve pain.
  • Ultrasound.
  • The use of correctly fitting shoes.
  • Orthotics to help alleviate pressure in the heel area.
  • Padding placed strategically around the heel of the foot that can also help mitigate high amounts of pressure being placed upon it.
  • Massaging the ball of the foot will help to alleviate pain.
  • Anesthetics could also be injected into the site of the neuroma to reduce swelling and to numb the pain, which can be severe depending on the level of injury to the nerve.
  • Surgical procedures will be used if the neuroma must be physically removed due to a lack of success with conservative treatment methods. Although this can be used to eliminate pain, since this procedure involves nerves, there may be a long-term numbness around the area of surgical removal.

Nerves play an important part with foot sensation. Neuromas can lead to frustrating circumstances which you can help to avoid by taking the time to contact us for a consultation. Here at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT, podiatrist Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M. offers you the best chance of beating this condition. So please make an appointment today by calling our office at (860) 632-5499 and take a look at our Patient Education section for further helpful information. 

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
December 07, 2017
Tags: neuromas  

Neuromas are a condition that can cause significant pain since they involve the nerves in the foot. This condition can be treated, but must be done so timely to prevent surgery. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can assist with treating this condition with precision and care at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT. Please call our offices at (860) 632-5499. Also, check out our Patient Education which has a vast variety of information on this and many other foot and ankle subjects.

Morton's Neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue that forms in the foot and can be very painful due to the fact that it involves nerves. This condition develops when there is an inflamed nerve in the ball of the foot and is accompanied by burning or tingling pains that can suddenly begin when walking, with numbness growing among the toes. The pain associated with this condition generally occurs when weight is born by the foot during normal walking, running or any other significant form of movement. A throbbing pain can happen on the sides of toes, especially after walking. Moreover, pain may occur suddenly while walking, at which point the foot will need to rest to stop it from continuing.

Preventative tips include using proper footwear that help with alleviating pain, using medicines to reduce severe discomfort or utilizing steroids to reduce inflammation caused by this condition. Surgery may, however, be required to eliminate the injured nerve or to take away the pressure placed upon on it. The longer this condition goes on without treatment, the more likely surgery will be required. Surgery will involve removing the nerve completely or cutting surrounding ligaments to relieve pressure.

Neuromas require proper care and attention since they can cause lasting damage to the foot. They can cause severe pain when left untreated and should not be ignored as they can get worse. Please take the time to contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step to stopping the effects of neuromas before they stop you from enjoying your mobility.

 

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
August 24, 2017
Category: Foot conditions
Tags: diabetes   orthotics   neuromas   nerve damage  

Neuromas are disrupting to the general health of your foot and ankles. When they occur, the outer nerves in your feet feel numb. Our podiatrist, Adam Mucinskas, D.P.M., can successfully treat this condition if you are experiencing it. You can visit Dr. Mucinskas at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, located in Cromwell, CT   

 

The pain caused by neuromas is very noticeable and can feel like you're standing on a pebble, a feeling of hot discomfort in the ball of your foot that can extend to your toes or a numbness in your toes. Neuromas can be very serious and are benign growths of nerve tissue generally located between the third and fourth toes, caused by the frequent rubbing of the toes against each other. Dropping heavy objects on the toes or severe trauma may also cause damage to the nerve, causing inflammation of the damaged nerve. It’s important to avoid trauma to the toes as it can be a precursor to a neuroma when recovery is not handled correctly. Surgery may be required as treatment to remove the nerve in question. Other types of treatment are orthotics or ultrasound. Massaging the ball of the foot is comforting, as is soaking in hot water followed by ice treatment. 

 

The usual complaint with neuromas is pain occurring between the toes when walking. The best form of relief for those experiencing this pain is to stop walking, remove your shoes and massage the area in pain. The ball of the foot should always be massaged since this action could help reduce pain. Hot water, followed by rubbing the foot and subsequently treating it with ice can be used to treat neuroma symptoms. Surgery may be required in severe cases to eliminate the neuroma by removing the enlarged nerve. Patients with diabetes must be especially careful because symptoms intensify due to nerve complications.

 

Neuromas can become a serious problem when not treated right away. Numbness and burning sensations are common. Please contact us online or call us at (860) 632-5499 to make an appointment as soon as possible. Take this opportunity to get the best treatment offered by Dr. Mucinskas now.    



 








 

 

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