A neuroma is a swelling in the nerve that is a result of a trauma or compression and can bring about permanent nerve damage. Neuroma is sometimes described as a nerve tumor, but this may not always be true. The condition can arise from different types of nervous tissues, including the myelin sheath in nerve fibers.
It could also occur as genuine neoplasms (growths) like neruinomas and ganglioneuromas. The most common site for neuromas is on the ball of the foot, in which it is commonly termed as “Morton’s Neuroma”. However, they may also occur at the end of injured nerve fibers as forms of unregulated, ineffective nerve regeneration, in which it is termed as “Traumatic Neuroma”.