Neuroma; Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments
If you are experiencing weakness, numbness, and tingling sensations in your toes, you may have a neuroma. The condition occurs due to nerve injury affecting millions of people’s lives. A neuroma may also cause severe pain. The neuroma Studio City specialist Ron Marinaro, DC, at Pain Relief Center Studio City, offers specialized diagnosis and treatments to improve your neuroma symptoms. Let’s find out more about neuroma, causes, and treatments.
What is neuroma?
It is a group of uncoordinated nerve cells around the injured nerve. A neuroma may occur from a nerve injury that damages your nerve structure or function, including a cut or overstretching. The disease is common in people aged above 50.
Neuromas can form in any part of the body. Neuromas of the arm or leg may occur due to upper or lower extremity limb amputation. You are also likely to develop neuromas in the groin area after inguinal hernia repair.
Morton’s neuroma is a form of neuroma that occurs in the foot. It results from the thickening of the tissue that encloses the digital nerve that travels to the toes.
What are the symptoms of a neuroma?
The symptoms vary and may develop when there is compression on the group of nerves. You are likely to create pain and a tingling sensation.
In other cases, a neuroma affects the part where the group of nerves forms, causing pain and interfering with the function.
Neuroma also causes non-specific pain around the injured area. The pain symptoms gradually extend, affecting the whole limb, driving a condition known as complex regional pain syndrome.
What to expect during a neuroma consultation?
During your doctor’s visit due to a neuroma, your provider performs a comprehensive examination to get an accurate diagnosis.
They ask about your symptoms and what might have led to a neuroma. Your provider also checks your medical history and conducts a physical exam while observing your spine structure and function.
Finally, your provider carries out diagnostic tests, including X-rays or an MRI, to confirm your diagnosis.
What are the treatments for neuroma?
Depending on your type of neuroma and the degree of your symptoms, your Pain Relief Center Studio City provider creates a personalized treatment plan, which may include the following.
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Rehabilitation programs
- Pulsed electromagnetic energy
- Therapeutic exercise
The Pain Relief Center Studio City team also offers reexamination appointments to eliminate symptoms, promote healing and improve function in the affected area.
Your provider may recommend surgery when other treatments do not provide relief. However, surgery comes with risks, and you might want to discuss all the potential risks with your provider.
A neuroma occurs due to a nerve injury, causing abnormal growth of nerve cells. It usually causes pain, numbness, and tingling sensations. It can form in any part of the body causing specific symptoms in the affected area. Proper diagnosis is appropriate to determine the type of neuroma and create particular treatments. Call Pain Relief Center Studio City today to schedule your consultation.