Dr. Johanna Youner, DPM, FACFAS

Board-Certified Podiatric Surgeon
40 Park Avenue, Suite 5
(37 East 36th Street)
New York, N.Y. 10016

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A neuroma is a benign growth that occurs when the nerves in the foot are pinched and inflamed. It is most commonly found between the third and fourth toes. Symptoms include pain, burning, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

What causes a neuroma?

Abnormal bone structure, foot injury or tight shoes can cause a neuroma. Women who wear high heels are especially susceptible.

Neuroma Surgery

When the nerves are compressed between two toe bones, the nerve becomes enlarged. A benign growth, called a neuroma, results. When a neuroma is removed, or “excised,” a small portion of the nerve is cut out. Often a small area is left without feeling, but this is usually preferable to pain.