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Top Signs You Have a Neuroma

Do you experience a burning or a tingling feeling in your feet? You could have a neuroma. A neuroma, which is a benign nerve tumor, is caused by mechanical irritation to the tissue in the ball of the foot. However, they can also occur in other spots on your foot, including your heel. KC Foot Fact: The most common place a neuroma is found is in between the third and fourth toes on the ball of your foot. This is called a Morton’s Neuroma.


At KC Foot Specialists, we’ve seen it all; including the most common complaints patients with neuromas have before they are even aware of the problem.

Here are the 7 Top Signs You Have a Neuroma

  1. Numb or tingling sensations in the toes or the ball of your foot (i.e. feeling that your toes are asleep)

  2. Burning or shooting pain in the toes or ball of your foot

  3. Feeling like you’re walking on a wrinkled or crumpled sock

  4. Cramping of the toes or a clicking feeling when you walk

  5. Worsening pain from applying pressure or wearing shoes

  6. The toes closest to the pain starting to spread

  7. Decreasing your daily activities because of the pain (or your pain becoming worse over time)

Don’t be fooled if your pain from a neuroma feels like it’s getting better from time to time. It can easily return. If left untreated, neuromas can lead to permanent nerve damage.

Stop living in pain. Schedule your appointment with KC Foot Specialists today at (913) 325-2958 or contact us online.