When a neuroma—a pinched nerve or nerve tumor—develops in your foot, it can be the source of pain and discomfort. How do you know if it is time to consider nerve surgery to address the issue?
The answer to this depends at least somewhat on the severity of the condition. If we are able to manage the symptoms with the use of conservative care, surgery might not be necessary. A concern with a neuroma, though, is that the condition may progress and cause permanent damage over time. In such a case, we would recommend undergoing a surgical procedure to remove the affected nerve.
If you are experiencing nerve pain or discomfort in your foot and would like to know if you are a candidate for nerve surgery, contact Southern Oregon Foot & Ankle L.L.C. and we can discuss your situation. Call us at (541) 776-3338 for additional information or schedule an appointment online today to come in and see Dr. Merrill at our Medford, OR office.