A pinched nerve in the foot may be the result of a neuroma, a painful condition caused by swollen nerves. The Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP specialists can treat this painful condition by offering precise and effective treatments at one of the offices in Dallas, Garland, or Richardson, Texas. Call today to make an appointment with a friendly representative or book through the online scheduling portal.
A neuroma may feel like any other generalized foot pain but has a few standout symptoms such as:
Since nerves are the primary cause of a neuroma, there is no abnormal growth or change in bone structure resulting in the pain.
Neuromas tend to form due to injury or constant pressure that stresses foot nerves. It’s important to reduce as much foot irritation as possible.
Managing several risk factors help prevent the chance you may develop a neuroma. High heels and shoes that fit improperly may lead to this condition. Moreover, other foot conditions, like bunions and hammertoes, may lead to a painful neuroma.
The Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP, experts provide a comprehensive exam of your feet and evaluate your medical history. The specialist will likely be able to feel a neuroma with their hands during the assessment.
The team may use X-rays as an important tool to obtain greater visual information and help rule out potential structural causes, such as an abnormality or a fracture. The team may also use other tests, such as ultrasound and MRIs, to visualize the foot’s soft tissues more accurately.
The foot specialists at the three Texas offices often recommend cortisone injections first to reduce swelling and alleviate pressure on the nerve. This provides immediate relief and allows other effective treatments to minimize nerve pain.
Your provider may recommend orthotics with the initial cortisone injections. Orthotics are custom-fit inserts to evenly distribute pressure in the foot, which helps alleviate pain and discomfort. These inserts also encourage the foot muscles to move in more regular movements, which reduces further irritation.
In severe neuroma cases, the team may opt for chemical or surgical removal; however, this is rare. The team will assess your needs on a case-by-case basis.
Call the podiatrists at the Dallas, Garland, or Richardson, Texas, office to schedule an appointment or book online through the reservation portal.