What is a Neuroma?
A pinched nerve occurs when too much pressure is put on a nerve by the tissue surrounding it. A small, noncancerous growth may occur, like a lump. This can happen for several reasons. It can be genetic, it can be the long-lasting result of an injury, or it can be from underlying conditions.
How can I help it?
Before going to the doctor, you can try home treatment. Make sure to elevate and rest your feet and apply ice. You can also try gently massaging the area and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. For long-term relief (and to help from straining it further), consider buying inserts and comfortable shoes like the ones found at Comfort Pair!
What kind of shoes to buy?
When shopping for the right kind of footwear to ease neuroma pain, always go with shoes that have soft, cushioned soles. The thick soles will help alleviate pressure and stabilize your feet. Comfort shoes are also known for shock absorption, which will protect your pinched nerve from rough surfaces like rocks. And finally, always make sure to have proper arch support for further pressure relief.