A 32-year-old male asked:
wore shoes tight on little toe for 4 wks. 3mths of toe and outside edge painful, hypersensitive. can't tolerate touch. neuroma? stress f? injection?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Scott Keith answered
44 years experience Podiatry
Evaluate & Treat.: It sounds like the nerve has been traumatized by the excessive pressure. I don't think that it is as bad as a neuroma, but a severe neuritis is entirely possible. There could be an issue with the bone, so an x-ray would be warranted. I would think that three months should have allowed the condition to at least partially resolve. Next would be to try NSAIDS, PT followed by a steroid injection.
Answered on Oct 4, 2015
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