The Low-down on Morton’s Neuroma
Are you experiencing a strange feeling in your feet, almost as if you’re standing on a pebble in your shoe? Or perhaps your toes are feeling numb or tingling? Either of these symptoms could be indicators of Morton’s neuroma. We’ll use this blog post to give you the low-down on Morton’s neuroma, including explaining what it is, typical symptoms, prevalence, and treatment.
What is Morton’s Neuroma
Most often developing between a patient’s third and fourth toes, Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the tissue around the digital nerve that leads to the toes.
As mentioned above, symptoms of Morton’s neuroma include feeling as if you’re standing on either a pebble or a marble, feeling pain in the ball of your foot and tingling or numbness in your toes. The pain that you feel in the hell of your foot will typically feel like a burning that may exasperate after wearing shoes or engaging in physical activity.
Morton’s neuroma is far more common in women than it is in men. Waring narrow shoes that tighten around your feet or high heels can aggravate the condition as they tend to pinch the nerve by compressing the toe bones.
One of the easiest steps in the treatment process is swapping out shows that may be making the symptoms worse. By wearing wider shoes with a low heel, you’re giving the bones in your toes the opportunity to spread and ease unnecessary pressure on your nerves. Custom orthotics or injections of a cortisteroid medication may also be part of the treatment plan.
Precision Podiatry has extensive experience treating Morton’s neuroma. If you feel that you have symptoms that seem consistent with Morton’s neuroma, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.
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