A neuroma is an enlarged benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. They are caused by tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves. Pressure from ill-fitting shoes or abnormal bone structure can also lead to this condition. Treatments include orthoses (shoe inserts) and/or cortisone injections, but surgical removal of the growth is sometimes necessary.
If you feel you may have a neuroma, you should be seen by a podiatrist. Whether you have a neuroma or any other kind of nerve pain, you could have serious underlying health problems. Often your feet reflect your overall health. Furthermore, getting treated as soon as you notice signs of a foot problem can reduce your treatment time.