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Take up Walking, Even with a Neuroma

Obesity is prevalent in children and adults. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares that 33 percent of adults in the U.S. are

A neuroma can be very painful. It is a growth of nerve tissue between the third and fourth toes that can cause burning, pain, tingling, and numbness in the ball of the foot and between the toes. Walking can be painful with this condition, especially if you do not have the right shoes. You can still take up walking with a neuroma as long as your foot is protected and relieved from as much pressure as possible.classified as obese. This is a big change from 15 percent in the 1970s. It doesn’t take much to counteract this problem. For some, a healthy diet and some exercise are the two missing factors. Walking is a great form of exercise and you may not know that it has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce body fat, and reduce risks of bone fracture. However you’ve got a painful growth of tissue between your toes that’s pinching your nerve. Is walking with a neuroma possible?

Look for a sturdy walking shoe that has good padding in the ball of the foot and a thick, shock-absorbent sole. Some shoes are even designed with a special insole that helps take pressure off the forefoot. Make sure your shoes are wide enough that your toes forefoot have plenty of room to wiggle and move around. Choose shoes with laces or buckles that allow you to adjust the width, if necessary.

There are many parks and trails around Bloomington, such as the Cascades Park Trail and the Clear Creek Trail where you can walk around. If you’ve been dealing with the pain of a neuroma, visit Dr. Kevin Powers before hitting the road. He can evaluate your footwear to make sure it will adequately protect the neuroma as it heals. Contact our Bloomington, IN, office at (812) 333-4422 to make an appointment today.


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