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Neuromas Treatment in Orange County
A neuroma is characterized by a growth of nerve tissue in between your toes (usually the third and fourth toes). Although this growth of tissue is non-cancerous, it can still cause a lot of pain and tingling or numbness. Dr. Matt. Ahmadi of Orange County Foot & Ankle offers neuromas treatment in Orange County for patients who are ready to correct the problem and go back to being able to walk comfortably.
What are the symptoms of neuromas?
The most common symptom is pain in between the toes. Other symptoms include:
• Feeling like a stone is in your shoe
• Tingling or pain in the ball of the foot
• Swelling in between toes
What causes neuromas?
There are several things that can contribute to the development of neuromas, including:
• Trauma or damage to the nerve
• Tight shoes or high heels
• Repeated stress to the feet
• A foot that is flat or high-arched, which causes instability around joints
How is a neuroma discovered?You will need to see your foot doctor to determine whether or not you are definitely dealing with a neuroma. During an exam, your doctor will likely feel your foot for a tender area and use other physical evaluation methods to determine your diagnosis. You might also benefit from a type of imaging test, such as an x-ray, to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.
An ultrasound might be used to show neuromas and other soft tissue problems, as well as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test.
Dr. Matt Ahmadi is an expert in foot and ankle conditions, including neuromas. If you suspect that something is wrong with your foot, or if you are experiencing any symptoms of neuromas, you can contact his office for a consultation. Seeing a professional is the best way to get an accurate diagnosis and, if needed, to start neuromas treatment in Orange County.
How is a neuroma treated?
If the neuroma is not developed, wearing shoes with thick soles and a wide box for the toes can relieve symptoms and help the neuroma to go away on its own. For further neuromas treatment in Orange County, Dr. Matt Ahmadi might recommend using padding or custom foot orthotics to relieve pressure and help to treat improper foot functions. Additionally, anti-inflammatory medications might be used to relieve pain and inflammation. In some cases, surgery is necessary. Surgery to treat a neuroma consists of removing the enlarged and inflamed nerve completely. This is done on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Ahmadi specializes in reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults as well as a wide variety of foot and ankle diseases and disorders. He places emphasis on educating patients about the function and dynamics of the foot and ankle in order to prevent future problems.
The foot and ankle are critically important to the health of the entire body. Dr. Ahmadi strives to help his patients understand these connections and develop useful ways to maintain a healthy functioning of the foot and ankle in relation to movement and posture. Positive results may significantly affect the issues of knee, hip, spinal function, vascular circulation, lung and heart function and emotional well being.
Dr. Ahmadi offers the most advanced state of the art techniques for pain-free surgical and non-surgical treatment of any foot and ankle pathology. His goal for each patient is painless and pleasing results with early return to activity.
Dr. Ahmadi offers services in a wide variety of foot and ankle deformities and pathology such as:
Diabetic Limb Salvage
- Custom Orthotic devices
- Failed Surgeries
- Foot & Ankle Fractures
- Sports Injuries
- Heel Pain
- Nail Disorders
- Ingrown Nails