Absolutely not.  There are rare instances in podiatry where surgery is a must.  With neuromas, if caught early on, the inflammation of the nerve can be reduced and the neuroma may no longer be symptomatic.  There are many options for taping/padding/strapping/shoe modification that can improve your symptoms.  If these methods of treatment are unsuccessful, a neuroma can be removed.  The surgery has the capability of reducing/eliminating pain, but because a portion of the nerve is removed, numbness after surgery is a reality.

If you are considering surgery for a neuroma, or if you want to know specifically what else can be done, contact our office for an appointment today!