After evaluation or symptoms your foot and ankle surgeon will usually develop a treatment plan based on the severity of symptoms. Mild to moderate symptoms may respond well to modifying any activities that produce pain as well as anti-inflammatory medications and utilizing padding and strapping to decompress the nerve providing relief. Custom orthotic devices have also proven useful in decompressing the nerve and providing support and relief from neuroma pain. Also, it may be advised that you modify your shoe gear to a shoe that provides more room in the toe box so the foot isn't crowded in the shoe. Injection therapy with the use of a steroid and a local anesthetic can also be used in the treatment process. In some cases surgery may be needed to alleviate the symptoms associated with a neuroma especially if the above conservative treatment plans fail.
If you feel like you have a neuroma or are suffering from symptoms associated with this condition please visit any of our five locations, Savannah, Hinesville, Statesboro, Claxton, or Bluffton and speak with our podiatrists to create a treatment plan perfectly suited to you and your needs.