Treating Neuromas – Ten Tips contemporary lighting
A neuroma is an inflamed nerve. In the foot, the most common place for a neuroma is between the third and fourth toes. The main nerve to your foot travels down the rear of the leg out and to the underside of the foot to the toes and originates in the backbone. When the nerve becomes irritated, burning pain or electric shoots out to the toes when walking. The third, second and fourth toes can be numb. There could be a sense of walking on a lamp cord or a lump. To help decrease the pain, try the following hints:1. Remainder. Every step you take aggravates the nerve. Decreasing the time on your own feet will help decrease the inflammation. contemporary lighting Try swimming or biking instead, if you walk for exercise.
2. Put a neuroma pad. The pad lifts up the bones in the foot to help decrease the pressure on the nerve. The pad should be put behind the ball of the foot.9. Slip inserts into your shoe. Make sure that the insert you buy is an orthotic.contemporary lighting These devices should be semi rigid to help control motion in the foot. These are able to be purchased at your local running shop or sports store.10. See your podiatrist. Make a consultation with your podiatrist, if the pain persists after taking these measures.
8. Prevent activities that aggravate the pain. Squatting, walking or running hills, climbing stairs up and down and carrying heavy things increases the pressure and irritate the nerve. Taking the pressure off the nerve will help reduce the irritation, decrease the inflammation and accelerate healing.3. Any shoe (cowboy boots or high heeled dress shoes) will place excessive pressure on the ball of the foot. Keep the heel height below 1 inch.4. Wear shoes with a wide toe box. This places pressure on the nerve, the irritation that is worsening if the toes are cramped together. Wear shoes that are inflexible. Wearing shoes that are flexible increases the force set through the ball of the foot. A stiff shoe with a rocker sole will decrease the pressure on the nerve.6. Placing ice of the ball of the foot for 20 minutes one or two times a day will decrease pain and inflammation.7. Use contrast soaks. Start with 5 minutes of heat, then apply 5 minutes of ice, then switch back to heat and alternate for 20-30 minutes. Contrasting between cold and hot will help reduce the inflammation.
Christine Dobrowolski, DPM is owner and a podiatrist of Northcoast footcare, Inc an on-line resource for foot care products and foot health information. For information on products which help treat neuromas and NorthcoastFootcare/neuroma see