Non-surgical Cure For Neuromas

Alexander  Fish, DPM -  - Podiatrist

Alexander Fish, DPM

Podiatrist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Non-surgical Cure For Neuromas Specialist
Dr. Fish is a specialist in pain-free treatments for a wide array of foot-related issues, including non-surgical care for painful pinched nerves in the foot, providing patients in and around Midtown West Manhattan and throughout New York City with long-term relief for better foot health.

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by Alexander Fish, DPM

What is a pinched nerve?

The term “pinched nerve” refers to a nerve that compressed or irritated by the tissues that surround it, sometimes as a result of trauma, but usually as a result of inflammation and swelling that causes the tissues surrounding the nerve to expand.

What is Morton's neuroma?

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that develops when the nerve in the ball of your foot (the rounded portion below your toes) becomes irritated and sometimes thickened. The condition develops most commonly as a result of wearing high heels or shoes that are very tight and crowded in the toe area.

What symptoms does Morton's neuroma cause?

The most common symptoms include pain and burning sensations in the ball of your foot which become worse when pressure is applied to your sole, such as when walking. Sometimes, you may be able to feel the neuroma as a lump or knot below the skin, usually between the third and fourth toes. The symptoms of Morton's neuroma are relatively distinct, and it can usually be diagnosed with a physical examination of the foot. In a few cases, an x-ray may be ordered to rule out other possible causes.

How is neuroma treated?

Neuroma can often be treated with lifestyle changes, such as wearing shoes that don't crowd the toes and having custom orthotics made to provide better support, distribute your weight more evenly and avoid nerve irritation in the ball of your foot. Oral medications and injections may also be prescribed to help reduce pain and inflammation, and stretching exercises that promote flexibility in the Achilles tendon may help by relieving pressure exerted on the ball of the foot when walking. Walk and Smile also provides patients with a pain management kit that includes a specially-formulated product to reduce inflammation that can irritate the nerve so you feel more comfortable when walking.

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Alexander Fish, DPM
825 7th Avenue
Lower Level
New York, NY 10019