Neuroma Treatment at Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome

A neuroma, often referred to as a Morton’s neuroma, is a painful condition characterized by a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause pain, a burning sensation, numbness, or tingling in the ball of the foot or between the toes. The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome offers specialized treatments for neuromas, aiming to alleviate pain and restore foot function.

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Understanding Neuromas:
Neuromas typically develop between the third and fourth toes, often as a result of irritation, pressure, or injury. They are more common in women, possibly due to footwear choices. Symptoms can worsen over time, especially when wearing tight or high-heeled shoes.

Causes of Neuromas:

  • Improper Footwear: Shoes that lack support or have a narrow toe box can contribute to neuroma formation.
  • High-Impact Activities: Activities that put repetitive pressure on the feet can lead to nerve damage.
  • Foot Deformities: High arches, flat feet, or bunions can increase the risk of developing a neuroma.
  • Trauma: Injury to the foot can damage nerve tissue and lead to neuromas.

Our Treatments for Neuromas:

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Orthotic Devices: Custom shoe inserts to relieve pressure on the neuroma.
  • Footwear Modifications: Shoes with a wider toe box and lower heels can reduce symptoms.
  • Padding and Taping: Techniques to support the foot and reduce pressure on the nerve.
  • Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Alcohol Sclerosing Injections: Injections to reduce nerve pain and size.

If conservative treatments do not provide relief, surgery may be considered. Surgical
interventions can involve removing the neuroma or releasing nearby structures to relieve pressure on the nerve.

Why Choose Our Center in Rome, GA?

The Foot, Ankle and Leg Center of Rome is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and treatment options for neuromas. Our team of experts is dedicated to offering personalized care, ensuring patients receive the most effective treatments based on their specific needs and lifestyle.


Q: How can I prevent neuromas?
A: Preventative measures include wearing properly fitting shoes with enough room for the toes, avoiding excessive heel height, and using custom orthotics if you have foot deformities.

Q: Are neuromas serious?
A: While neuromas can be very painful, they are not life-threatening. However, without treatment, the condition can worsen, leading to persistent pain and limited mobility.

Q: Can neuromas go away on their own?
A: Symptoms of a neuroma may improve with changes in footwear and lifestyle, but the physical thickening of the tissue around the nerve does not typically resolve without treatment.

Q: What is the recovery time after neuroma surgery?
A: Recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery performed. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few weeks, but it may take several months for complete healing and symptom resolution.

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