Buckeye Foot Care -  - Podiatrist

Howard Kimmel, DPM

Podiatrist located in Beachwood, OH & Brook Park, OH

Neuroma Specialist

Wearing high heels or doing certain athletic activities can leave you feeling like there’s a pebble in your foot when you walk around. At Buckeye Foot Care, Dr. Howard Kimmel, DPM can provide you with treatment to relieve this condition, known as neuroma. Patients in Brook Park, Cleveland, Beachwood and Willoughby can receive effective care for neuroma from Dr. Kimmel so that they can go about their regular activities with no discomfort.

Neuroma Q & A

by Howard Kimmel, DPM

What is neuroma?

Neuroma occurs when tissue in the bottom of your foot thickens around a nerve. You can have different kinds of neuroma, but the most common is Morton’s neuroma. Morton’s neuroma affects the ball of your foot near your third and fourth toes.

What are the symptoms of neuroma?

When you have neuroma, you won’t notice a bump or growth on the outside of your foot. However, this condition makes it feel as though you have a small growth in your foot when you put pressure on it. You might also experience a burning sensation or tingling that reaches your toes.

Why do I have neuroma?

Neuroma develops when something presses on or irritates a nerve in the bottom of your foot. You might be more likely to have neuroma if you wear high heels regularly or if you wear sports shoes that fit tightly, such as shoes for skiing. Your risk of neuroma is also higher if you run or jog on a regular basis since this puts added strain on the tissue in the bottom of your foot.

When do I need treatment for neuroma?

You should make an appointment for neuroma treatment with Dr. Kimmel if your symptoms last for more than a few days or if they worsen. If you’ve tried wearing different shoes and your symptoms don’t improve, you should also see Dr. Kimmel for treatment.

What kinds of neuroma treatment options are there?

Dr. Kimmel might initially recommend taking a conservative approach to see if this alleviates symptoms. That might include wearing customized orthotic supports to ease pressure on the affected nerve. Dr. Kimmel uses 3D scanning to ensure that these orthotic supports fit your affected foot comfortably.

What else can I do for neuroma?

You might benefit from taking over-the-counter medications to relieve discomfort if your symptoms are severe. Applying ice and resting your foot might also help. Dr. Kimmel will recommend changing your footwear to ease symptoms and reduce the risk of having them come back.

What if conservative treatments don’t help?

Dr. Kimmel might recommend having steroid injections to ease the pain. He might also discuss other options, such as removing the affected nerve or undergoing decompression surgery to ease the pressure.

If you need treatment for neuroma in Brook Park, Cleveland, or Willoughby, please book your appointment online with Buckeye Foot Care to schedule a consultation.

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