Dr Brandon Nelson, A Board-Certified Physician and Surgeon, Discusses Options to Treat Neuromas

Dr Brandon Nelson, A Board-Certified Physician and Surgeon, Discusses Options to Treat Neuromas

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Neuromas
of the foot are common in woman between the ages of 40-60. The typical neuroma will present with pain, burning and tingling to the forefoot. Most people state the pain feels better without shoes and rubbing one’s foot can help. There does not need to be a history or trauma or even previous foot pain to have a neuroma.

The neuroma itself is usually located in the 3rd interspace of the foot. This is between the 3rd and 4th toe and can be either right or left foot and rarely both feet. The reason this is the most common spot is the fact two nerves come together in this location. Often this creates an entrapment as this location can have limited space.

Treatment options for neuromas range from stretching and icing to injections and orthotics. Rarely now is surgery required as the conservative measures are so successful. I typically employ a prescription orthotic in conjunction with a series of alcohol injections. I have developed a protocol over years of treating thousand of patients and this has proved so successful that I rarely find surgery needed. I even see quite a few patients that have seen multiple other providers. If you want to avoid surgery and have a neuroma I can help. I look forward to getting you back on the road to recovery, Dr. Brandon Nelson, Board Certified Physician and Surgeon.

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