Neuroma Specialist

Parkchester Family Podiatry -  - Podiatry

Parkchester Family Podiatry

Podiatry located in Bronx, NY

If you find that you have to take your shoes off to rub between your toes to relieve pain, it’s likely that you have a neuroma. But with the help of leading podiatrists Asima Chaudhry, DPM, and Richard Steiner, DPM, you have plenty of integrative neuroma treatments available at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC in the Bronx. Learn more by booking an exam online or by calling the New York City office today.

Neuroma Q & A

What are neuromas?

A neuroma, nicknamed a pinched nerve, is a benign thickening of nerve tissue between your toes. Among many types of neuromas, the most common is the Morton’s neuroma, which develops between your third and fourth toes on the bottom of your foot. 

What causes neuromas?

Your nerves react when they’re under pressure or irritated, just like you do. When you have too much pressure on a nerve, or if it becomes irritated, it swells and thickens. This leads to a neuroma. Any of the following factors may lead to neuroma development:

  • Frequent stress on your foot, as with distance running
  • Inherited deformities that cause imbalance near joints
  • Snug, tight, or high-heeled shoes

Previous trauma or foot injury can also increase your risk of suffering from a painful neuroma. 

How do I know if I have a neuroma?

Neuromas cause a wide range of symptoms. Depending on the severity of your nerve damage, you may experience any of the following issues: 

  • Foot numbness or tingling
  • Pain in the front of your toes or between your toes
  • Sensation of having something stuck between your toes

Neuroma sufferers who seek treatment at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC often complain that it feels like their sock is always bunched up when nothing is there. Even though a neuroma often feels like a lump when you step on it, no outward bumps are present. 

Is there an effective treatment pain for neuromas?

Yes. Parkchester Family Podiatry PC offers personalized neuroma treatment packages that include conservative or surgical solutions. Your neuroma treatment plan might initially include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Padding under the ball of your foot
  • Custom orthotic inserts
  • Cortisone injections 

In more severe cases or instances where conservative neuroma treatments don’t provide relief, surgical intervention may be necessary. 

The podiatrists at Parkchester Family Podiatry PC specialize in minimally invasive radiofrequency ablation to destroy damaged nerve tissue, so you can experience lasting neuroma relief. This is one of the most effective treatments for permanently resolving neuroma issues. 

If you have neuroma pain, contact Parkchester Family Podiatry PC to book an evaluation, so you can get started on treatment. Schedule online or over the phone today.