The condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma involves the nerves in the feet. Specifically, the nerve that is found between the third and fourth toes is generally affected, and can become irritated and compressed. It can gradually happen from wearing shoes that are too tight in the toe area, and high heels can fall into this category. The symptoms that can accompany Morton’s neuroma can consist of a burning, numbing or tingling sensation, and many people feel like they have a small rock in their shoe. A proper diagnosis can consist of having a physical examination done of the affected foot. If the neuroma is large enough, it may be felt during the exam. Treatment can begin with refraining from wearing the shoes that may have caused the condition, and opting to wear shoes with a lower heel. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can help you to manage this condition.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Henrietta Obidigbo, DPM of Jersey Foot and Ankle Clinic. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.
What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?
- Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
- Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
- Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities
Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.
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