Neuroma Injections


A neuroma injection is a procedure that treats pain caused by nerve injuries due to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is a condition characterized by chronic, progressive pain that can affect any part of the body. Patients suffering from CRPS frequently develop neuromas, abnormal nerve clusters that form at the site of a nerve injury. These nerve clusters cause persistent pain in the affected area by sending abnormal pain signals to the brain.

The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting in approximately 15 minutes. The injection contains a solution of local anesthetic and steroids, blocking pain signals coming from neuromas, and resulting in the following effects:

  • Significant pain relief

  • Reduced swelling

  • Reduced skin discoloration

  • Decreased sweating

  • Improved mobility


Neuroma injections are typically used to treat patients with neuromas due to CRPS. Common symptoms of CRPS include:

  • Swelling

  • Muscle spasms

  • Warm, red skin that becomes cold and bluish

  • Loss of motion

  • Abnormal sweating

  • Tenderness and stiffness in the joints

  • Extreme sensitivity to mild stimuli

A common type of neuroma is Morton’s neuroma, a painful condition in which the tissue around the nerve leading to the foot thickens. Common symptoms of this condition include:

  • Feeling as if you’re standing on a pebble in your shoe

  • Burning pain in the ball of your foot that radiates into your toes

  • Tingling or numbness in the toes