When it comes to optimal foot health, you need the help of a specialist. And that’s precisely what you get here at Central Florida Foot and Ankle Center. Our Winter Haven podiatrist offers an array of essential services including the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of neuromas.
When we refer to a neuroma, this means, in plain terms, nerve damage. It may be accompanied by swelling and enlargement of the nerves. So, how do you know that you might be suffering from neuroma? There are a few symptoms that you should be aware of. Among them are numbness, tingling, and a sensation of burning in the foot and sometimes extending to the toes. You are likely to feel pain, which can range from mild to severe. And while any of your toes might be affected by a neuroma, typically it is between either the second and third, or the third and fourth toes that you will be most likely to observe the indications of it. The type of footwear you use, particularly if they are too tight, can contribute to the development of neuroma. Trauma, injury, of the effects of type 1 or type 2 are often primarily responsible. Any signs of neuroma should be addressed without delay. Our Winter Haven podiatrist will determine the most appropriate treatment for your unique situation. This can mean a combination of methods, including a change to roomier shoes, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medication. Ultimately, the goals are to provide relief from pain and discomfort, as well as to prevent further consequences or complications, such as foot damage, that can result from neuromas.
Contact our office and let us set up an appointment for you to come in, so that you can get checked by our Winter Haven podiatrist. With prompt attention and care, you can maintain a high degree of foot health, even with the presence of neuromas.