Neuromas are enlarged, benign growth of nerves, typically found between the third and fourth toe. Enlargement is caused by tissue rubbing against the nerves, oftentimes caused by poorly fitting shoes or abnormal bone structure.
Symptoms may include pain in the ball of the foot, sensations of thickness, burning, or numbness.
Treatments include wearing corrective shoes, orthotics, and cortisone injections. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.