A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue in the foot, usually caused by repeated stress on the foot, wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes, a foot deformity, or injury. The symptoms of a neuroma often start slowly, but as the nerve irritation gets worse it can become very painful. Possible treatments include shoe changes and orthotics, padding and taping, medication, physical therapy, injections and surgery. Dr. Gross and Dr. Foreman are among the few surgeons who perform mini-incision surgery for this condition.