Welcome to Fit Feet Podiatry, and the practice of Dr. Leon Stepensky
3111 Brighton 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY
718-332-8633
99 Moore St
Brooklyn, NY
718-387-1884
235 Wyckoff Ave
Brooklyn, NY
718-418-4700

Burning Feet (Neuroma)


Burning Feet (Neuroma) Brooklyn Foot care

Burning Feet (Neuroma) – A neuroma is a painful swelling of a nerve, usually in the ball or heel of the foot. Symptoms include sporadic pain; burning, tingling or numbness of one or more toes; and a popping sensation when walking. Pain is often soothed by taking weight off the foot or by massaging the area. In the foot, there are the long bones (metatarsals) and thin nerves running between them. The nerves split in a Y-shape when they reach the toes. If the metatarsals move abnormally, they can pinch the nerve between them, causing inflammation and, eventually, permanent nerve damage. Morton’s Neuroma is the most common of this type and affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes. Neuromas may also occur after a nerve has been injured, either from a traumatic wound or from damage suffered during surgery.

 

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