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PODIATRIST DISCUSSES NEUROMAS

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Have you ever noticed a burning or tingling sensation between your toes and in the ball of your foot? Ever feel like you’ve been walking around with a pebble in your shoe? It could be the sign of a neuroma in the foot and this painful condition is most common for women. Spencer Mortensen, DPM, a podiatrist with Baptist Health, explains what can be done to treat the problem before it gets worse.

 

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Dr. Spencer Mortensen

 

"A neuroma is a painful condition in the ball of the foot in which one or more of the nerves is getting pinched or irritated. Some of the common symptoms are numbness and tingling, often a stabbing pain or a dull and aching pain. A majority of patients will benefit from a change of shoes to a more supportive shoe and avoiding walking barefoot. Sometimes, an orthotic device can help by redistributing pressure. Sometimes, an injection is necessary," says Dr. Mortensen. 

 

Source: KSFM 5newsonline.com [10/6/19] 


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. 


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