Neuroma Specialist

Innjea Park, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Innjea Park, DPM

Podiatrist located in Staten Island, NY & Grand Central, New York, NY

Neuromas are benign growths that tend to develop between your toes. While they're harmless, they can still cause some unpleasant symptoms. If you have a neuroma, you might have pain, burning, numbness, or a pins-and-needles sensation in the upper part of your foot. These symptoms are very treatable if you get the help of an experienced podiatrist like Innjea Park in New York. Click to book online now at the Grand Central, Financial District, Brooklyn or Staten Island office location, or call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment.

Neuroma

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is a benign nerve tissue growth that typically grows between your third and fourth toes. Although neuromas aren't cancerous, they can cause serious symptoms and be downright painful. But you don’t have to live with uncomfortable neuromas. Dr. Park offers both minimally invasive and surgical options for neuroma removal.

What are the symptoms of a neuroma?

There are several signs that you may have a neuroma, including:

  • Pain in your toes
  • Pain in the balls of your feet
  • Discomfort or pain when you walk, run, or even stand
  • Burning sensation in your toes or the balls of your feet
  • Numbness in your toes or the balls of your feet
  • Tingling sensation in your toes or the balls of your feet
  • A feeling of having a pebble stuck in your shoe

Many neuroma sufferers have multiple symptoms at one time. While you might only have pain in the beginning, the other symptoms can gradually develop if you don't get treatment.

Why do neuromas happen?

Although the cause of neuromas isn't always clear, certain things seem to contribute to their development, including:

  • Having other foot problems, such as flat feet
  • Wearing high heels on a daily or near-daily basis
  • Frequent stress to the feet, like that which runners may have

The things that contribute to neuromas are controllable in many cases. For example, if you have flat feet you can undergo treatment for that condition. If you wear high heels constantly, you can modify your footwear to lessen the strain on your feet. If you're a runner, you might be able to modify your routine to put less stress on your feet.

How can the doctor help with my neuroma?

Dr. Park first determines how serious your neuroma is via physical exam and imaging tests. If your neuroma is in its early stages, the chances of a minimally invasive solution are very good. Your treatment may include custom orthotics, ultrasound therapy, corticosteroid injection, and footwear changes. If you're dealing with a serious neuroma, removal might be best. Dr. Park is an expert podiatrist who can remove neuromas using minimally invasive techniques.

Schedule your appointment online now or call the office for help today.