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Foot Health: Numbness or burning in the ball of your foot could be neuroma, and there options for relief

By Dr. Amy Barko Special to KyForward Do you have nagging pain in the ball of your foot? It just might be a neuroma. Neuroma is an enlarged nerve in the ball of your foot that is trapped in-between the bones. If you’re thinking ouch, you’re right. Sometimes neuromas can be caused by as little as tight shoe gear or swollen feet in proper shoe gear. For example, one of my patients wore...

Foot Health: Wearing high heels over many years can lead to problems; here’s 7 of them

  By Dr. Sarah Voelkel KyForward columnist   We can’t speculate on why women want to wear high heels, we just know that many do and many come to us for high heel-related issues. Hey, we’re not immune. We like them, too. We just have to be ready to accept the potential dangers of overuse.   Look, we’re all pretty smart. We know that high heels aren’t necessarily good for our feet,...