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Possible Causes of Morton’s Neuroma

Monday, 18 May 2020 00:00

There is an area between the third and fourth toe that can experience a burning or numbing sensation. It can occur as a result of an inflamed nerve that may happen from wearing shoes that do have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. This may indicate a condition that is referred to as Morton's neuroma. The nerve can become damaged, and foot surgery may be necessary for complete relief in severe cases. If the pain is noticed early, comfort may be found when custom-made orthotics are worn. These may be helpful in reducing some of the pressure in the area where the pain is located. Some patients may develop this ailment from genetic factors that can include high arches or flat feet. Additionally, it can occur in people who frequently participate in running and jumping activities. If you are experiencing pain in this area of your foot, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose and treat this condition.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one of our podiatrists of Henderson Podiatry. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Lancaster and Willow Street, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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