Neuromas, also known as Morton’s neuroma, are a common foot condition that can cause pain, numbness, or tingling in the toes. They occur when a nerve in the foot becomes irritated and inflamed, usually between the third and fourth toes.
At Carrollton Foot Center, we understand how debilitating and uncomfortable neuromas can be for patients. That’s why we offer a range of treatment options to help relieve symptoms and improve foot function.
The first step in treating neuromas is a thorough evaluation by Dr. Khavari. She will conduct a physical exam and may order diagnostic imaging to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other conditions. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, Dr. Khavari will work with the patient to develop a personalized treatment plan.
In most cases, conservative treatments are effective in managing neuromas. These can include changing shoe gear to shoes with wider toe boxes or lower heels, custom orthotics to redistribute pressure away from the affected nerve, and padding to provide extra cushioning.
Cortisone injections or sclerosing injections may also be recommended to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. These injections are administered in the office and can provide rapid relief of symptoms.
In cases where conservative treatment is not effective, surgical intervention may be necessary. Dr. Khavari has extensive experience in neuroma excision surgery, which involves removing the affected nerve. This procedure is typically done on an outpatient basis and has a high success rate in relieving symptoms.
If you are experiencing foot pain or discomfort, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. At Carrollton Foot Center, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khavari and learn more about our treatment options for neuromas.