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Tuesday, 30 January 2024 00:00

The Discomfort of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma, a nerve disorder affecting the feet, emerges as a reality for many individuals seeking to understand the source of their discomfort. This condition is characterized by the thickening of tissues surrounding the nerves leading to the toes. It is not an actual tumor, as the name might suggest, but a response to nerve irritation and compression. Often occurring between the third and fourth toes, Morton's neuroma triggers a variety of symptoms, including sharp pain, burning sensations, and the feeling of having a pebble in the shoe. The causes of Morton's neuroma are multifaceted. Anything that exert constant pressure on the forefoot, such as wearing high-heeled shoes or engaging in certain activities, such as running, may contribute to the development of this condition. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can accurately 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 Scott Burdge, DPM of Advanced Ankle & Foot. 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 Katy, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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