Neuroma Specialties & Services
Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota
Welcome to Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, where exceptional podiatric care is our specialty! Our fellowship-trained, board-certified podiatrists are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot, ankle, and lower leg disorders. Whether it’s preventive care or complex reconstructive surgeries, we utilize cutting-edge treatments to help our patients achieve outstanding results.
In our quest to provide outstanding, tailored care, we are proud to offer specialized services including the advanced Remy Class IV Laser Therapy, specifically for the treatment of conditions like neuroma, ensuring targeted and effective relief. We also utilize innovative technologies such as 3D printing, regenerative medicine and patient-specific implants/instrumentation (PSI) to deliver surgeries that are meticulously customized for each patient.
Education is crucial to successful treatment, which is why our team prioritizes informing you about your condition and your treatment options with clarity and transparency. At Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, your health is our top priority, and we aim to supply personalized, compassionate care in a responsive and welcoming environment. Get back on your feet quickly and with confidence, assured by our high standards of quality care. For any questions or concerns about your foot or ankle health, please reach out to us. We are here to support you every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions About Neuroma
Q: What is a neuroma, and where is it commonly located?
A: A neuroma is a foot condition characterized by a thickening of tissue around a nerve, typically in the front part of the foot, often between the third and fourth toes, a condition known as Morton’s Neuroma. This results in sharp, burning pain or numbness.
Q: What does having a neuroma feel like?
A: The sensation of having a neuroma is commonly described as feeling like there’s a marble or pebble inside your shoe that you’re walking on. It generally brings about sharp, burning pain and can cause numbness in the foot.
Q: What causes a neuroma to develop?
A: Neuromas usually develop following irritation, an injury to the nerve, or as a result of wearing tight-fitting shoes. They can also occur if there’s an underlying foot deformity, leading the nerve to thicken and sustain more damage.
Q: How is neuroma diagnosed?
A: Diagnosis of a neuroma typically involves a clinical examination, and might include imaging tests like X-rays, MRI, or Ultrasound to confirm the condition.
Q: What treatments are available for neuroma at your clinic?
A: Our clinic offers state-of-the-art treatments for neuroma, including the Remy Class IV Laser therapy. This advanced, painless laser treatment is highly effective at alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and eliminating the need for medications. It’s used for a variety of podiatric conditions, including post-operative pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, arthritis, ankle sprains, nerve pain, fungal nails, warts, and more.
Q: Is the Remy Class IV Laser treatment safe?
A: Yes, the Remy Class IV Laser treatment is a safe therapy touted for its efficacy in treating various podiatric issues, including neuroma. It targets and reduces swelling and inflammation, thereby providing relief without discomfort.
Q: How can I get a proper evaluation and treatment plan for my neuroma?
A: Schedule an appointment with our specialist Dr. Jason Spector for a comprehensive evaluation. We’ll work with you to recommend a personalized treatment plan to address your neuroma effectively.
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