Walking on a marble is how people describe having a neuroma. A neuroma is a benign tumor that is made up of swollen and inflamed nerve cells located between the bones of the second and third toes on the ball of your foot. It is caused by compressing the “nerve of sensation between the ends of the metatarsal bones at the base of the toes.” Symptoms of a neuroma are a sharp burning pain in the affected area as well as tingling when the foot is squeezed. The pain can also spread to the other toes making it difficult or painful to walk.
If you are experiencing these symptoms, go to your doctor and get diagnosed. You can also prevent a neuroma by wearing custom orthotics, massaging your feet and wearing roomy comfortable shoes.
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