With the Labor Day weekend ahead of us, we are sure many residents in the Twin Falls community will be having cookouts with friends and family members. Here at Advance Foot and Ankle, we hope you all have a safe, enjoyable time. If you’re in charge of the grill for a family cookout, make sure you are keeping an eye on the meat and veggies – burn the food and you might not hear the end of it for a while!
Now, when it’s your feet that are burning, but without the heat of a grill (or any external source), you might have a neuroma. If so, come see us and receive effective treatment for burning foot pain!
If the burning feeling is on your skin and accompanied by an itching sensation, you likely have a case of athlete’s foot. What we are talking about here, though, is a burning or tingling pain caused by a compressed nerve. This feeling will originate deeper in the foot than a fungal infection (which is quite surface-level). Besides tingling and burning, there can also be the feeling of stepping on a pebble or having a fold in your sock, when neither is the case. Some patients experience numbness as a result of a neuroma.
When you experience an issue like this, it is important to come in for diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can. A neuroma left untreated can ultimately become a permanent condition, but we can provide treatment to take away the burning and tingling sensations.
Treatment options we may recommend or prescribe include:
- Changes in footwear to relieve pressure on the forefoot
- Over-the-counter arch supports or foot pads to redistribute pressure
- Custom orthotics if over-the-counter shoe inserts do not work
- Corticosteroid injections
If these conservative care options do not produce the right results, we may recommend surgery to either relieve compression on the nerve or remove a damaged nerve.
No matter which treatment path we need to pursue, you can rest assured knowing that we will provide the relief you need. If you would like additional information, or to speak with one of our staff members to set up an appointment, give us a call at (208) 731-6321 to reach our Twin Falls office, (208) 312-4646 to reach our Burley office, or request your appointment for either location online right now.