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Why does it feel as though I am walking on a pebble?

Do YOU experience any of the following symptoms?


  1. Discomfort under the fall of your feet.

  2. Numbness, pins and needles or tingling sensation across the forefoot.

  3. Burning sensation that radiates to your toes.

  4. Pain typically located between the 2nd and 3rd interspace or 3rd and 4th interspace.

  5. Pain aggravated when wearing high-heeled footwear or narrow shoes.


If you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, then you may have what is known as a Neuroma.


A Neuroma is a thickened nerve running in between your toes that can be aggravated by a number of factors.

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What causes Neuroma?

Neuroma can occur due to numerous factors including trauma, irritation/excessive pressure on the nerve, wearing high heeled shoes for long periods of time or other biomechanical factors.


As Podiatrists, we can confirm the diagnosis through clinical testing and if required through ultrasound scans. As there are numerous structures located in the same area, a definite diagnosis is essential for appropriate treatment to avoid exasperation of the condition.


We can manage this condition through various treatment options, including but not limited to - special padding, footwear modification, orthoses and injection therapy. In some extreme cases, surgery might be considered.


Book in now for an assessment by one our Podiatrists at WA Health Group. We're here to help.

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