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What is a stump neuroma?
Stump Neuroma Symptoms
Stump neuromas can cause the same symptoms you experienced before having surgery and often worsen over time. The symptoms can become severe and debilitating and interfere with your daily activities. Stump neuromas have similar symptoms to a neuroma and can cause the following:
- Shooting pain
Symptoms from a stump neuroma can intensify and worsen when doing certain activities such as walking or when bearing weight on the affected foot. Wearing certain shoes can also aggravate the symptoms.
Treatment Options for a Stump Neuroma
A stump neuroma that is caused by an injury to the nerve during surgery or amputation can be treated in a variety of ways. A nerve specialist may recommend first trying conservative treatment options for a stump neuroma that include:
- Radiofrequency ablation with or without a biologic
- Injection of stem cells or steroids
- Laser therapy
- Custom orthotics
If conservative treatments do not provide relief, revision surgery may be needed to provide relief and reduce pressure from the neuroma. One procedure that can be done is neuroma resection which surgically removes the damaged nerve tissue. Dr. Williams has had much success in treating pain from neuromas, and many of his patients report that they are now pain-free and no longer require daily pain medication.
Contact a Peripheral Nerve Specialist
If you are experiencing symptoms of a stump neuroma, contact Dr. Williams for a consultation today. Dr. Williams can design a treatment plan to fit your specific needs that can relieve pain and discomfort from a neuroma. To schedule an appointment in the Baltimore office, contact us at (410) 709-3868 or fill out our contact form online.