Tag Archive 'neuroma'

Do You Suffer With Neuroma

Amplify’d from www.apma.org A neuroma is a painful condition, also referred to as a “pinched nerve” or a nerve tumor. It is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes that brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the [...]

Foot Pain Can Ruin Your Tennis Game

Amplify’d from www.medicalnewstoday.com Foot pain began affecting Donna’s tennis game, and she was determined not to let it keep her from the sport she loved. The 47-year-old avid tennis player from Arizona tried to play through the pain and rest her feet between matches. But when the pain became too much, and even started affecting [...]

Why Gardening May Cause Foot Pain

Most people would consider gardening a relaxing, low impact activity. Yet, gardening can result in chronic foot and ankle conditions. The type of gardening, the size and slope of the yard and the types of shoes worn are the key factors in the development, or avoidance, of potential foot problems. A flat, well manicured yard [...]

Alcohol Injections Successful Treatment for Neuromas

A Morton’s neuroma is an inflamed, thickened nerve in the ball of the foot. The common symptoms are pain, tingling and numbness in the ball of the foot and shooting to the 2nd and 3rd toes. It’s common to experience a feeling of walking on a lump or bunched up sock. Common treatments include rest, [...]

Shockwave Therapy Effective for Morton’s Neuroma

A Morton’s neuroma is an inflamed nerve in the ball of the foot. The inflamed nerve causes pain which shoots out to the 3rd and 4th toes. Tingling, burning or numbness may accompany the pain and some feel as if they are walking on a lump, a bunched up sock or a lamp cord. The [...]

Types of Forefoot Pain

2nd metatarsal overload is pain and inflammation at the 2nd MPJ secondary to abnormal weight transfer. Neuroma is an inflammed nerve in the ball of the foot. Metatarsalgia is used as a catch all term for pain in the ball of the foot. Sesamoiditis is the pain and inflammation of two small bones under the [...]

Forefoot Problems in Tele Skiers

There are many foot problems which can plague tele skiers and like alpine skiers, most are from improper boot fit. Boots which are too tight can constrict circulation causing cold and numb feet and boots which are too short will cause jamming at the toes, black toenails and ingrown toenails. Boot liners which don’t fit [...]


Pain from neuromas usually occurs in the ball of the foot, hence the term “ball of foot pain”. The pain can be dull and deep, sharp and electrical, shooting pain to the toes, numbness at the toes, tingling, burning or pins and needles sensations. Many describe only a discomfort, like walking on a lump or [...]