Mortons Neuromas - Podiatrist in Chelmsford and Newburyport, MA http://www.nefootankle.com
What is a Neuroma?
A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.
The principle symptom associated with a neuroma is pain between the toes while walking. Those suffering from the condition often find relief by stopping their walk, taking off their shoe, and rubbing the affected area. At times, the patient will describe the pain as similar to having a stone in his or her shoe. The vast majority of people who develop neuromas are women.
• Pain in the forefoot and between the toes.
• Tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot.
• Swelling between the toes.
• Pain in the ball of the foot when weight is placed on it.
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