A neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissue that develops between most commonly the toes. This is a result of trauma or repetitive compression and irritation of the nerve, which can lead to permanent nerve damage.  It tends to occur between the third and fourth toes.


  • Pain
  • Burning, sharp pain
  • Can feel numbness and/or tingling
  • Feeling of something inside the ball of the foot

Risk Factors:

  • Inappropriate footwear – narrow toe box, high heels
  • Poor biomechanics and foot deformities – bunions, claw toes, flat feet, over pronation
  • Activities causing repetitive motion to the ball of the foot – running, jumping


The podiatrists at toe-tal will diagnose the condition through clinical tests and a biomechanical assessment.  They will go through all the necessary treatments to help get you on the right path, a few are listed below.


  1. Reduce, stop or modify activities
  2. Apply ice over the painful area for 15 minutes to reduce swelling and inflammation
  3. Padding and strapping to offload area
  4. Improve footwear – wide toe box and low heel
  5. Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (NSAIDs) may be required, maximum 7 days
  6. Metatarsal dome to increase space between bones and reduce irritation
  7. Correct biomechanics
  8. Cusomised orthotic if poor biomechanics is a factor to be contributing
  9. Surgery to remove a segment of the nerve (only if pain persists)

Contact Us.

Please contact the appropriate location for bookings.

Salisbury Medical Centre
PH: 3277 1621 - Fax: 3277 2887

 ACE Sports Medicine – Hibiscus Sports Complex
PH: 3349 5733 - Fax: 3349 5122

 Acacia Ridge Day And Night Chemmart Pharmacy
PH: 3277 4220 - Fax: 3255 5644

 Brisbane Medical Specialists – Tarragindi
PH: 3184 0400 - Fax: 3892 7094

 Morningside General Practice Clinics – Morningside Plaza
PH: 3399 4685 - Fax: 3395 7377

Any other enquiries please email or call 0422 389 652