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3bb08a9f-f750-4f17-aeed-2cc12ad7771cWhat is neuroma?

Imagine walking on top of a rough pebble, lodged uncomfortably in your shoe. What if you couldn’t shake the pebble out? It is just a minor annoyance, like a leaky faucet dripping without a rhythm? Drip… drip… … …drip. Or, will it grow worse over time? Will the drops become a rivulet and, drip by drip, cleave a canyon into the rock?

Morton’s neuroma is a degenerative nerve condition of the foot characterized by behavior similar to that of overzealous scar tissue. The fibrous tissue between metatarsal bones masochistically strangles the nearby nerve bundle, resulting in severe acute and dull pains throughout the ball of the foot and toes.

What are the signs or symptoms?

Limping, sufferers of Morton’s neuroma are hobbled by their nonexistent pebbles or the invisible lump in their sock that will never be smooth. The neuroma and nerve bundle are caught in an ironic embrace. The intermetatarsal neuroma squeezes and tightens its painful grip hugging the naked and screaming nerve. Patients diagnosed with neuroma commonly describe feelings of madness caused by their unrelenting foot pain.

How is it Diagnosed and Treated?

…expertly so, with Houston’s Foot Doc, Dr. Sherman Nagler.

“It is important to visit a podiatric specialist if you are experiencing any kind of foot pain,” recommends Dr. Nagler. “Fibrous tissue of a neuroma might be seen with an ultrasound but imaging is costly. A GP or family doc probably isn’t able to correctly diagnose neuroma. Different patients experience nerve pain in different ways, so it’s frequently overlooked.”

Experienced clinicians like Dr. Nagler, and the specialists at the Nagler Foot Center, are often able to feel a nerve enlargement during physical examination. Compression pain can manifest into many different feelings of torture, without causing inflammation or swelling of the foot. Earning the reputation and title of Houston’s Foot Doc, Nagler and his team at the Nagler Foot Center are surgical and diagnostic leaders in Houston podiatry. They will accurately diagnosis foot problems and develop an effective strategy to relieve any pain. Treatments for neuroma vary and include surgical and non-surgical options.

If you can’t shake the pebble from your shoe, the experts at Nagler Foot Center can help. Schedule an appointment with a podiatric specialist today, or contact Houston’s Foot Doc with questions via email or by calling 713-529.1010.