A common condition of the foot and ankle are neuromas.
Neuromas can be painful, and sometimes a debilitating condition that can affect your quality of life. At Brighton Foot and Ankle, we specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing neuromas to help you find relief and regain your mobility.
A neuroma is a noncancerous growth of nerve tissue, often found in the area between the third and fourth toes. Neuromas form from pressure or repetitive irritation, causing the nerve to become inflamed and/or thickened. Typically, the nerve becomes irritated from decreased space between the bones known as the metatarsals. Neuromas can be a source of intense pain and discomfort, often described as feeling like you have a pebble or fold in your sock in your shoe. This sensation can result in a sharp, burning, tingling pain or an area of numbness in the ball of your foot.
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Neuromas ~ Cause
The exact cause of neuromas is not always clear, several factors can contribute to the development:
Our Approach to Neuroma Care
At Brighton Foot and Ankle, we offer a comprehensive and patient-centered approach to neuroma care. Dr. Castelein is committed to helping you find relief from neuroma-related pain by offering the following:
The first step in addressing neuromas is a precise diagnosis. Dr. Castelein will conduct a
comprehensive examination which may include:
Personalized Treatment Plans
Once a neuroma is confirmed, Dr. Castelein designs an individualized treatment plan to cater to your specific needs. The primary aim is to alleviate pain and restore foot functionality. Treatment options may include:
Dr. Castelein will closely monitor your progress throughout the treatment process. He is committed to ensuring that your neuroma is effectively managed and that you experience minimal pain and discomfort in your daily life. Additionally, we provide extensive education on:
Prevention and Education
At Brighton Foot and Ankle, our mission extends beyond treating existing neuromas. We believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools needed to aid in the prevention of future neuromas. Dr. Castelein offers comprehensive guidance on:
We understand the impact neuromas can have on your life, and are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care available.
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