Neuromas frequently start as a numbness or tenderness in the ball of the foot. This is the area just behind the base of the toes. You will experience some pain and strange sensations such as numbness, burning and tingling in the area. The pain will almost feel like a sock is constantly bunched up in your shoe. These types of sensations can radiate out into the toes or back into the foot.
The area may be hot or very swollen that can disappear and reappear. At first, the pain is only present when weight bearing in tight shoes. As it gets worse, spontaneous shooting pains, often like electric shocks, can be felt even when you're off your feet. Unfortunately, this type of pain will only get worse which is why it’s important to contact a podiatrist as soon as possible.
Call our office today if you think you may have a neuroma!