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A neuroma is a painful condition often referred to as a pinched nerve, swollen nerve or nerve tumor. It is defined more specifically as a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. This may result in pain, burning, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.


  • Improper or ill-fitting shoes
  • Trauma
  • High-heeled shoes
  • Biomechanical imbalance
  • Heredity


  • Change to shoes with lower heels.
  • Wear supportive shoes with a roomy toe box.
  • Soak and ice your feet.

WHAT CAN A Foot Health Practitioner DO FOR YOU?

  • Perform a physical examination.
  • Advise you to ask your Doctor for an X-ray, bone scan, CT, MRI or other imaging studies to rule out other causes. 
  • Recommend padding and taping.
  • Recommend over-the-counter arch supports or prescribe custom orthoses.
  • Suggest anti-inflammatory medication to see your Doctor for this.
  • Suggest cortisone injections.

Contact Us

mapTrekeek Foot Health Clinic, Trekeek Farm, Camelford, Cornwall, PL32 9UB

map01840 213054

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