Morton’s neuroma is one of many various foot conditions that can negatively impact the health of the feet. When a patient has Morton’s neuroma, this typically means that the tissue surrounding a nerve in the foot leading to the toes has become thick. As a result of this thickening, patients can feel pain and they might feel sensations as if there was a pebble in their shoe. There are several different steps that an individual might consider taking to address Morton’s neuroma. In consultation with a health professional, such as a podiatrist, an individual might decide to treat Morton’s neuroma by using devices such as insoles. The use of these insoles can essentially absorb shock when walking, it can also provide support for the arch, and it can correct alignment issues. All of these adjustments can relieve the pain felt by Morton’s neuroma. If you are someone that is living with Morton’s neuroma, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. John R. Northrup of Superior Foot, Ankle & Wound Care. 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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