Oftentimes, patients that visit a podiatrist for diabetic foot care in Austin, TX suspect diabetic neuropathy is causing nerve issues in their feet. However, sometimes, a neuroma of the foot can be to blame. While a neuroma of the foot is nerve-related, they are a separate issue, and the symptoms can be slightly different. Take a look at some symptoms of a neuroma of the foot.
Pain in or Between Your Toes
You may experience pain that feels like it is radiating from either your toes or somewhere in between your toes. The pain may even be most prominent in the forefoot, which is the ridge of tissue that runs just behind your toes. For a lot of people, this means more pain when taking a step since the forefoot and toes are used to propel the body forward while walking.
Odd Nerve Sensations After Long Periods on Your Feet
Neuromas can cause odd sensations in different parts of the foot, but this usually happens after long periods of standing. For example, you may feel like the ball of your foot is numb or prickly and tingling. Or, you may have issues with certain toes having no sensitivity as if they have fallen asleep.
Feeling Like You Have Something in Your Shoes
A lot of people that have a neuroma of the foot will come to a podiatrist with the complaint that it feels like they always have something in their shoe. You may feel like there is a tiny, pea-sized stone just under the ball of your foot when you take a step, for example.
Talk to a Podiatrist in Austin, TX for Help
Ready to discuss nerve issues in your feet with an Austin, TX podiatrist? At the office of Dr. Jefferey Lamour, DPM, PA, we can help. Reach out to schedule an appointment with the foot doctor for a closer look and proper diagnosis.