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What is a Neuroma?

A neuroma, or Morton's Neuroma, is a thickening of the tissue surrounding a nerve in the ball of the foot. This thickening occurs when nerve gets trapped beneath a ligament near the front of the foot.


Neuromas are associated with poor foot biomechanics, ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or trauma.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms can include abnormal sensation of the feeling of a pebble in the ball of the foot or socks bunched up in a shoe. Toes may tingle or become numb, and this commonly affects the nerve to third and fourth toes.


Patients may also experience pain while walking or wearing heels. These symptoms can overlap other conditions so it is critical you seek expert care.

How we can help!​


Our board-certified expert carefully evaluates your symptoms, foot mechanics, and gait pattern to effectively treat neuromas.

Custom orthotics that are designed to optimize gait function and redistribute impact forces is a key element in providing relief to our patients. Steroid injections provide symptomatic relief and can potentially shrink neuroma thickness.

Most patients find relief without surgery through custom orthotics, bracing, anti-inflammatory injections, and rehabilitative therapy. However, a surgical nerve release can provide significant relief for select patients.

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Do You Have Foot Pain? 
Our Specialist Can Help.

Don't let foot pain keep you from living your best life. Our team is ready to help.​
If you experience any of these conditions, call 919-829-0076 to get the help you need.

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