Peripheral Neuropathy is a condition seen often in the podiatry clinic. Many people experience sensations in their feet like burning and tingling.; Some people have described that they feel like they are walking in a wet sock, but when they check, their socks are not wet. Some also feel like they are walking around on suction cups. Nevertheless, neuropathy is a serious condition that needs to be treated.

The five largest causes of neuropathy include: Diabetes, Alcoholism, Nutritional Deficiencies, Guillain Barre Syndrome, and Thyroid disorders. If you have any of these conditions, you are at a much greater risk of developing peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy can get to the point to where the symptoms are waking you up at night or stopping you from doing your normal activity. The goal of treatment is to recognize these symptoms early and stop them from getting to that point.


Neuromas are enlarged, benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. They are caused by bones and other tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves. Abnormal bone structure and pressure from ill-fitting shoes can also create the condition, which can result in pain, burning, tingling or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot.

Conservative treatment can include padding, taping, orthotics devices, and cortisone injections, but surgical removal of the growth can happen in up to 50% of those suffering from this condition.