Not everyone has heard of Morton’s neuroma, but it’s not an uncommon condition. It doesn’t always present itself with an obvious symptom, such as a lump, but it can feel as if you are standing on a pebble inside your shoe. It is a painful condition caused by the thickening of tissue around a nerve leading to your toes (often located between your third and fourth toe). You may also feel a tingling or numbness in your toes.
It’s important not to ignore any pain or numbness if it lasts more than a day or two. Only a professional can properly diagnose what you are experiencing.
There are certain factors that put you at risk of developing Morton’s neuroma. These include wearing poorly-fitting high heel shoes or participating in high impact sports, or sports that involve tight shoes. Foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, high arches, or flatfeet are also a potential risk factor.
Treatment may be as simple as switching to lower heeled shoes with wider toe boxes, modifying your activities, or placing arch supports in your shoes. However, you may need a more aggressive treatment, such as injections or surgery.
To accurately diagnose your condition, we may recommend imaging tests, such as X-Rays or MRI’s. Once we have a diagnosis, we will recommend a treatment approach most appropriate for the severity of your condition.
Always remember that your feet are the very foundation of mobility every single day! Do not take the health of your feet for granted! Call us so that we can schedule a professional evaluation and recommend a course of treatment that is right for you.
* Each individual’s treatment and results will vary based on the circumstances, the patients’ specific situation, and goals.
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