Not necessarily. It is not a common finding to find a “true” neuroma in the foot. The symptoms of shooting pain in adjacent toes are caused by an entrapment or compression of the nerve which supplies sensation to the toes. When the toes move during walking, or when wearing shoes causes compression on the nerve, the result may be tingling or shooting, burning sensations into the toes. Taking the shoe off and rubbing the area many times relieves the problem for a period of time.
There are many different treatment options available. To find out if you have a nerve compression, call Dr. Danciger for an evaluation. Call our office at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment. We are located in Palm Desert, CA in the Coachella Valley.