Monday, June 22, 2009

Numbness and Tingling in Toes?

Are you having any numbness and tingling in your toes at all? Do you feel like you are walking in a pebble or a stone? If so, this maybe an early sign of a neuroma. Neuromas are a thickening and scarring phenomena as the nerve travels in between the Metatarsals which are the bones located right behind the toes.
The nerves get pinched causing a numbness, burning type pain. Some people will even mention a feeling of a wrinkled up sock in their shoe. They can occur by having bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, high arched feet, and poor shoe gear. Anything that compresses the front part of the foot can tend to pinch the nerve. The most common location is between the 3rd and 4th toe and this is caused Morton's Neuroma.
Treatment options vary from cortisone injections, sclerosing injections, padding, and orthotics. If conservative treatment options fail, then surgical intervention is usally required to remove a portion of the nerve.

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