When dealing with pain in the ball of the foot, you may have a neuroma. At Manhattan Podiatry Associates, doctors are trained to deal with neuromas, or pinched nerves, in the feet. New York City patients can visit two convenient locations in Midtown West and Midtown East, NY.
A neuroma is a painful condition which affects the nerves in the ball of the foot. The condition is also referred to as a pinched nerve condition or a nerve tumor. If is often caused by a benign growth of nerve tissue usually found between the third and fourth toes. It can cause a burning sensation, tingling, pain, and numbness between these toes and in the ball of the foot. The pain can be decreased when the person takes of his or her shoes, stops walking, or rubbing the area. Patients describe it as feeling like there is a stone in their shoe. The condition is more prevalent in women.
The exact cause is unknown but many factors can contribute to the development of the condition including:
Treatment options used will depend on how severe the condition is and include:
In an effort to minimize out-of-pocket expense, we accept and participate in most managed care and insurance plans. If you have a question about your insurance, or if your plan is not listed below, please call our expert staff. We have a trained full-time insurance coordinator to assist every patient with insurance forms and questions.
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