CA PODIATRIST DISCUSSES NEUROMAS
posted: Oct 13, 2012.
" A neuroma is an inflammation and thickening of neurve tissue in the ball of the foot, usually between the third and forth toes. If you have a neuroma, deal with it early because it's much easier to make an improvement then," states Podiatrist, Dr. Bob Baravarian, cheif of podiatric foot and ankle surgery at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital. "Make sure your shoes are wide enough to avoid squeezing; orthotics and over-the- counter insole pads to cushion the ball of the foot can also help."
"You are better off in rigid-soled shoes that give more support. If you are going to wear high heels, choose a platform or a wedge-- or try to wear a bulkier heel so you don't teeter on it," says Podiatrist Baravarian. "If pain continues, a cortisone injection can offer temporary relief by calming the nerve. It is not a cure, though, and repeated injections are not recommended as they can lead to nerve atrophy."
Brought to you by Dr. Hardy and Marz Hardy, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, Toronto Chiropodist and Toronto Foot Specialist and the team from Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.