Dr. Kevin D. Smith, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

"When your feet hurt, you hurt all over"

Although your feet are the part of your body most prone to pain and injury, they are often neglected and ignored. Foot pain is not normal! You deserve to walk pain-free and Dr. Smith can help.

Gentle, Effective Diagnosis and Treatment


If you experience tingling, numbness or a sharp, burning pain between toes or in the ball of your foot, you could have a neuroma.

“When bones press together, they can irritate a nerve, causing abnormal growth of nerve tissue called a neuroma,” says Dr. Smith. “Neuromas are associated with wearing tight shoes or high heels. Repetitive stress can also contribute to their formation.”

Neuromas typically develop between the middle toes and cause tingling, numbness and/or sharp pain in the toes and ball of the foot. Dr. Smith says it may begin as a minor irritation, forming a painful lump if left untreated. Reducing neuroma pain and swelling may involve:

  • Orthotics and supportive, comfortable shoes
  • Padding the ball of the foot
  • Ice and massage
  • Anti-inflammatory medications, treatments and injections

If these treatments have no effect, permanent numbing or removal may be necessary. Remember to see Dr. Smith for an early diagnosis of any foot pain.


A neuroma is the thickening of a nerve that results in tingling, numbness, or sharp pain—usually found in the middle toes or ball of your

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