Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma
The nerve between the third and fourth toes is affected by the foot condition known as Morton’s neuroma. An injury can cause this nerve to become compressed, or the neuroma may happen as an effect of a separate medical condition, such as a bunion or hammertoe. Additionally, a common reason for Morton’s neuroma to develop is from wearing shoes that are especially tight in the toe area. High heels can fit into this category, and relief may be found when lower-heeled shoes are worn. This condition can cause severe pain and discomfort, and it may help to take pressure off of the affected foot by wearing a boot or using crutches. Some people experience a burning sensation with Morton’s neuroma, in addition to having it feel tingly or numb. Patients may feel like there is a pebble or marble in their sock and may be surprised when there is nothing there. If you have pain in the ball of your foot, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat Morton’s neuroma.
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 Advanced Foot & Ankle Medical Center . 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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Thousand Oaks, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.