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Symptoms and Causes of Morton’s Neuroma

Tuesday, 16 May 2023 00:00

If you experience pain between the third and fourth toes, it may be caused by a condition known as Morton’s neuroma. It is also referred to as interdigital neuroma or plantar neuroma. You may be feeling numbness, burning, or aching in the area. These symptoms are the result of a thickening in tissue that surrounds a nerve near the toes. Morton’s neuroma is frequently experienced by women who wear high-heeled shoes with pointy toes. A frequently reported symptom is the feeling of a lump in the shoe near the ball of the foot. Adding a cushioned shoe insert and giving the foot a quick massage can sometimes alleviate the pain. A tingling sensation between the toes, known as paresthesia, also may develop as the result of Morton’s neuroma. Wearing shoes with a wider toe box can also help alleviate this. However, if the pain in the ball of the foot worsens whenever you put weight on it, it may be time to see a foot doctor for an exam. It is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can properly diagnose the cause of the pain and offer treatment options.  

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 Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot care 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 our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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