A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue in your foot. It’s caused by the bones and ligaments in your feet pressing together and irritating the nearby nerve. Neuromas often occur between the third and fourth toes. Risk factors for neuromas include wearing tight or poorly fitted shoes, like high heels, repeatedly placing stress on your foot, or injuring the foot.
The symptoms of a neuroma typically begin gradually. Some common symptoms include:
Neuromas often worsen without any treatment. Symptoms can be reduced by: