Our Podiatrists in Fairfax, VA Are Your Neuroma & Neuropathy Experts
There are over 100 known causes of peripheral neuropathy and you may be especially prone to developing this condition if you are a diabetic.
Common Symptoms of a Neuropathy are:
Your feet feel Numbness or Tingling sensation
Loss of balance
Shooting pains in the toes or foot
Feeling that your sock is rolled up under your toes
IF SO, YOU MAY HAVE NEUROPATHY.
At Fairfax Foot & Ankle Center, our Foot Doctors can perform a simple skin biopsy in which we will determine the concentration of small nerve fibers in your lower extremity. This allows us to diagnose and effectively treat your condition.
Treatment for peripheral neuropathy includes nutritional supplements, prescription medications, injection therapy and in some cases surgical procedures to release swollen and compressed nerves. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is essential that you schedule an appointment for a complete evaluation.
A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that provides sensation to the toes. This enlargement can be due to poor foot structure, poorly fitting shoes or trauma to the feet.
Common Symptoms of a neuroma are:
Pain between your toes
Swelling between your toes
Pain in your forefoot
Pain when you put weight on the ball of your foot
Numbness or Tingling in the ball of your foot
IF SO, YOU MAY HAVE A NEUROMA.
This condition involves painful nerve tumors in the forefeet and is treated with injection therapy, padding, metatarsal pads, and custom molded orthotics. These therapies achieve resolution of the pain in approximately 50% of cases. If these conservative treatments do not relieve the symptoms, surgical excision of the neuroma is recommended, with 4% alcohol sclerosing injections offered at our clinic.