Neuromas are benign (non-cancerous) growths. They result from excess scar tissue following a nerve injury, and consist of nerve cells. Most neuromas occur in close proximity to a joint, and can be very painful and potentially compromise movement and range of motion.

Neuroma Symptoms

Symptoms of a neuroma are pain, burning sensation, tingling and numbness in the area of the injured nerve. Bumping, lightly tapping or bearing weight on the injured nerve can increase the symptoms.

Patient History and Examination

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can make a neuroma diagnosis after a complete physical examination and review of medical history. Dr. Jason D. Johnson may order x-rays or an MRI to visualize the neuroma.

Neuroma Treatment

Neuroma treatment at the PHX Plastic Surgery may include:

  • Wearing braces or padding
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery

Neuromas can be incredibly painful and potentially cause mobility problems that can adversely affect and compromise quality of life, they typically require surgical removal. Jason D. Johnson, MD, of PHX Plastic Surgery, is an expert in minimally invasive hand surgery procedures and will determine the best treatment option for the neuroma.

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