Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care -  - Podiatrists

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

Podiatrists located in Castle Rock, CO

Neuromas Specialist

Morton’s neuroma can cause severe pain in the ball of the foot, along with a burning sensation in the toes. Home care measures and surgical procedures can provide relief from the symptoms of neuroma. At Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care, Dr. Jessica Herzog and Dr. Paul Stone provide treatments for Morton’s neuroma to ease discomfort.

Neuromas Q & A

Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care

What is Neuroma?

Neuroma is a condition that occurs when nerve tissue that connects to the toes becomes too thick. This leads to discomfort, especially when putting pressure on the ball of the foot. Neuroma usually resolves with conservative measures, but more severe or persistent cases might require additional treatment, such as surgery or injected medications.

What are the Signs of Neuroma?

The symptoms of neuroma usually occur inside the foot, since the nerves are affected. There are typically no visible signs of this condition, such as growths or bumps. Instead, common symptoms include a burning sensation in the ball of the foot, a tingling sensation in the toes, and the sensation of having a small item, such as a pebble, inside shoes while standing up or walking. Those who have symptoms of neuroma that don’t improve after a few days should seek medical care.

What Causes Neuroma?

Neuroma occurs when there is too much pressure on the tissue that runs along the ball of the foot. This condition can also occur when the nerves in this area are irritated or damaged. There are certain risk factors that can increase the chance of having neuroma. These include wearing high heels on a regular basis, running or jogging regularly, playing sports with tight-fitting shoes, and having a foot deformity, such as hammertoes or flat feet.

How is Neuroma Diagnosed?

A neuroma diagnosis includes a physical exam that involves pressing on the affected foot to check for soreness or tenderness. X-rays are sometimes done to make sure that nothing else is causing neuroma symptoms. Ultrasounds, or MRI, provide detailed images of soft tissue, which can show evidence of neuromas. If more tests are needed, magnetic resonance imaging can show even greater detail of soft tissue in the affected area, which helps diagnose neuromas when no obvious symptoms are present.

How is Neuroma Treated?

Treatment options for neuroma include anti-inflammatory medications, ice massages, and limiting certain activities. Wearing low-heeled shoes and shoes that fit loosely might also provide relief. When these treatments aren’t effective, other options include wearing arch supports or foot pads for more support on the ball of the foot, having medication injected into the affected area, and having surgery to remove the affected nerve or to ease pressure on affected nerves.

Insurance

Major Insurance Providers Accepted. Here is a short list of the. Please contact the office if you do not see your provider listed.

AARP
Aetna
BCBS
Cigna
Medicare
Rocky Mountain Health Plans
United Healthcare
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
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    " I highly recommend Castle Rock Foot and Ankle Care to everyone! I will be taking my parents there for their foot care as well!"

    Steve J.
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    "My experience with Dr. Herzog and all the staff was an extremely good one! I highly recommend Dr. Herzog!"

    Gary L.
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    "My experience with Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care has been exceptional and I would highly recommend them for everything from orthotics to surgery."

    Gail H.
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    "My feet issues will require lifelong care and I'm finally confident and stress free in knowing I have someone I can trust to do that. Thx Dr. Herzog."

    Andrew D.
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    "The office staff is all very nice to deal with. I've been very happy with him and would highly recommend this practice."

    Wendy A.
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    "The staff at Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care are as nice and caring and competent as I've seen and together, they made a nasty ordeal as good as it could possibly be."

    Don B.
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    "Definitely a premier foot & ankle operation and I would highly suggest Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care to anyone who needs to get back on their feet."

    Max H.
Location
Castle Rock Foot & Ankle Care
2352 Meadows Boulevard, Suite 270
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 720-336-2142
Fax: (303) 814-0020
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720-336-2142