Neuroma services offered in Las Cruces, NM


A neuroma often feels like walking on a small pebble, affecting your walking patterns and comfort. At Mesilla Valley Footcare in Las Cruces, New Mexico, experienced podiatrists Rolando Cadena, DPM, and Clair Cadena Miranda, DPM, offer cutting-edge treatments for neuromas. Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda provide conservative and surgical interventions to ensure you receive the most comprehensive care available. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule a neuroma consultation.

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is thickening nerve tissue that typically develops between the third and fourth toes. This benign (noncancerous) growth can be uncomfortable, affecting your mobility, gait (walking pattern), and overall foot function. As the tissue forms over the nerve, it creates a tumor-like lump. 

Neuromas tend to worsen over time, leading to uncomfortable symptoms between your toes and the balls of your feet. Early treatment is essential to relieve pain and preserve foot function. Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda provide comprehensive care for neuromas at Mesilla Valley Footcare.

What does a neuroma feel like?

A neuroma causes sensations similar to walking on a small pebble, leading to discomfort, burning, tingling, or numbness in the ball of your foot. Tight or narrow shoes can worsen these sensations, and the affected area eventually becomes tender to the touch. 

Other symptoms may include a feeling of a lump or thickening in the ball of your foot. In some cases, you may experience shooting pain or electrical shock-like sensations radiating into your toes.

How does a neuroma develop?

Neuromas develop when the nerve between your third and fourth toes becomes irritated or compressed, causing the surrounding tissue to thicken. This thickening creates a benign growth, leading to discomfort, pain, and other symptoms that may progressively worsen over time.

Who is most likely to get a neuroma?

While anybody can get a neuroma, certain factors can contribute to its development, including:

  • Repetitive forefoot stress from running, jumping, and weight-bearing movements
  • Tight, narrow, or high-heeled shoes
  • Foot trauma or injury
  • High arches or flat feet
  • Abnormal walking patterns that put pressure on the forefoot

If someone in your family has neuromas, you’re more prone to developing one with age.

Will a neuroma go away on its own?

Neuromas typically don’t disappear without treatment. Most neuromas need at least conservative therapies, like footwear changes, anti-inflammatory medications, or physical therapy, to subside. Dr. Cadena and Dr. Miranda always recommend seeking professional podiatric care for neuromas before they worsen.

What are the most effective treatments for a neuroma?

Mesilla Valley Footcare offers many effective treatments for neuromas, including custom-made orthotics, footwear recommendations, and padding and taping. In severe cases, they may perform surgery to remove the affected nerve in the ball of your foot. 

Call Mesilla Valley Footcare today or use the online booking tool to schedule a neuroma consultation.