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What Are the Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?

Monday, 02 November 2020 00:00

People who experience pain in the ball of their foot may have a condition that is referred to as Morton’s neuroma. It is an ailment that affects nerve tissue, and a numbing sensation or sharp pains may accompany this condition. Growths can form on the tissues and can cause the nerve to become trapped. It may happen as a result of wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in or from frequently participating in high impact sporting activities. Additionally, existing foot conditions may precede the development of Morton’s neuroma, and these can include bunions, hammertoes, or flat feet. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please consult with a podiatrist who can properly 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 Dr. John P. Beaupied of Palos Podiatry. Our doctor 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 Palos Heights, IL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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