Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Jennifer Grey Undergoes Neuroma Surgery

Jennifer Grey, famous actress from Dirty Dancing and recently on Dancing With the Stars Winner, had undergone neuroma surgery this past week. She was tweeting that she was even having pain and discomfort during the show.

Neuromas are not a tumor. It is a thickening of a nerve as it courses between the metatarsals of your foot. The metatarsals are the bones behind the toe. Certain factors such as tight shoes, trauma, abnormal biomechanics of the foot can cause these neuromas to form. The neuroma is basically a pinched nerve. As it gets pinched the nerve tends to scar and fibrose within itself which can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. People may say that their toes may feel numb or they are walking on a pebble or stone. The most common location for the pinched nerve is between the 3rd and 4th toes most commonly called a Morton's Neuroma. They can occur in any of the toe web spaces.

Treatment options vary for this condition. Ranging from wider toe box shoes, cortisone injections, sclerosing injections, and orthotics with special padding to help offload the neuroma area.

If you are experiencing any discomfort or  pain please see a Podiatrist right away for this.

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