A podiatrist manages Morton's neuroma, which is a painful condition involving thickened nerve tissue between the toes. Morton's neuroma typically feels like a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot, often with a sensation that is likened to a small rock or pebble inside the shoe under the forefoot. It may also feel like a stinging, burning, or numbing sensation in the toes adjacent to the neuroma. The discomfort from Morton's neuroma is generally felt between the third and fourth toes, but can also occur in other parts of the foot. Activities that involve pressure on the forefoot, such as walking or running, can exacerbate the pain. Initial treatments may include wearing proper footwear with a wide toe box and low heels, custom orthotic devices to alleviate pressure, and padding techniques. If these conservative measures fail, the podiatrist may administer corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain. In cases where non-surgical treatments do not provide relief, the podiatrist may recommend surgery, which involves either removing the affected nerve or releasing the tissue surrounding it to relieve pressure. If you believe you have Morton's neuroma, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can begin appropriate and effective treatment.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one our of podiatrists of The Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors 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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