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What is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Neuroma

A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve.
It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis).

In brief: Neuroma

A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve.
It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis).
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. John Oro
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Tumor of a nerve

A neuroma is a tumor growing from a nerve.
A common one in the brain is sometimes called by its older name, acoustic neuroma. It grows from the balance nerve going to the ear. Treatment includes watching for growth, surgery, or specialized radiation called radiosurgery. However, a compressed nerve in the ball of the foot is also called a neuroma. It goes by the name morton's neuroma.

In brief: Tumor of a nerve

A neuroma is a tumor growing from a nerve.
A common one in the brain is sometimes called by its older name, acoustic neuroma. It grows from the balance nerve going to the ear. Treatment includes watching for growth, surgery, or specialized radiation called radiosurgery. However, a compressed nerve in the ball of the foot is also called a neuroma. It goes by the name morton's neuroma.
Dr. John Oro
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
Neurosurgery

In brief: Neuroma

A neuroma can occur when there has been an injury to a nerve that requires nerve regrowth and regeneration.
The process can result in a tangle of nerve fibers as the regenerating nerves attempt to find the correct connections. This process can result in a swollen mass of scar tissue within the nerve or at a nerve stump if it has been divided completely that can be extremely painful.

In brief: Neuroma

A neuroma can occur when there has been an injury to a nerve that requires nerve regrowth and regeneration.
The process can result in a tangle of nerve fibers as the regenerating nerves attempt to find the correct connections. This process can result in a swollen mass of scar tissue within the nerve or at a nerve stump if it has been divided completely that can be extremely painful.
Dr. Ken Yonemura
Dr. Ken Yonemura
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Inflammed nerve

Injection therapy is helpful if you are talking about a neuroma in the foot.

In brief: Inflammed nerve

Injection therapy is helpful if you are talking about a neuroma in the foot.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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