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does anyone on here know about severe foot pain around the smaller, middle toes and "neuroma"?

4 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry 38 years experience
Neuroma? Could be..: Neuromas are a common foot problem. This is due to damage to the nerve usually between the third and fourth toes. Symptoms can include pain and burning at times and numbness at times. Staying in a thicker soled, stiff shoe with plenty of toe room and good support can be helpful. Conservative care is most successful if treatment is early. If delayed, surgical excision may be needed. Dr. L.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Podiatry 10 years experience
Yes, neuroma : Pain to lesser digits can be due to nerve irritation or neuroma. Pain is usually shooting and electrical in nature. If you had dull, throbbing pain and swelling it may be a stress fracture. Seek professional help.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy).
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Neuroma: Is a possibility and can be diagnosed with a moulders sign ot ultrasound. It usually doe cause pain to 3 rd and 4 th toes.

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