>A neuroma is a painful growth of nerve tissue in the foot – most often between the third and fourth toe bones. It forms when bones in the feet press together and irritate a nerve. This may be caused by wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes, or by repeated stress on the foot. Neuromas often form in women who wear high heels frequently. Injury or a foot deformity can also cause a neuroma.
Here are some symptoms of a neuroma:
- A sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot, especially when walking.
- Tingling or numbness between the toes and the ball of the foot.
- A feeling that you have a stone in your shoe, or that your sock is wrinkled.
- A painful lump that reproduces your symptoms when touched.
- Shoe changes and orthotics
- Padding and taping
- Physical Therapy