At Nicola Shearman podiatry, we recognise how much that numbness, pins and needles and splayed toes can impact life, whether it’s when you’re out doing shopping, walking the dog, or simply trying to work.
I visited Nicola for the first time after experiencing pain in my toes when cycling. She quickly diagnosed it as a trapped nerve and has helped to alleviate the pain by creating an orthotic for my cycling shoe. Nicola has a wealth of experience and that combined with a very positive attitude and cheerful disposition makes a visit to the podiatrist quite a pleasant one!
A Musculoskeletal podiatrist is an expert uses diff treatment modalities to help with nerve related foot pains so you can get back doing your everyday walk to aiming for your running goal.
A neuroma is most commonly located between the 3rd and 4th intermetatarsal joints, and if big enough can even cause the toes to splay. We call this the ‘victory sign’.
Common cause of it is narrow shoes, joints which are too close together, high arched feet.
Nicola will take a thorough history of your problem, you will then have a full musculoskeletal assessment of all your foot and ankle joints, and muscles, a weightbearing assessment and a video gait analysis assessment. You will then have a discussion regarding the available treatment and together make a treatment plan tailored to you.
Conservative treatment includes:
Altering footwear type.
Orthoses specific to your condition.
Steroid injection intervention options.