Neuromas are a benign growth of nerve tissue which are also known as “pinched nerves”. The majority of these those who develop these growths are woman. There are several causes of neuromas but the one that is applicable to the subjects discussed here is repeated stress common to many sports and occupations. They often occur between the third and fourth toes and cause pain, a burning sensation, tingling or numbness between the toes and the ball of the foot. It should be noted that trauma can also cause damage to nerves resulting in inflammation or swelling of the nerve.