nerve disorders - neuromas
Although sometimes described as a tumor, neuromas really are the thickening of a nerve leading to a toe, usually the third or fourth one. Irritation, traumas and excessive pressure cause this condition. High-heels are a common culprit. Neuromas do not appear as a lump. However, pain, numbness and burning sensations indicate their presence. Like many other foot problems, larger shoes and inserts can correct this one. In some cases, injections are needed. Surgical options vary. Surgeons may remove part of the nerve or release tissue around it.