The feet are known to absorb more force than any other body part. There are many foot conditions that can cause extreme pain and discomfort, and Morton’s neuroma falls into that category. It is defined as a compressed nerve that lies between the third and fourth toes, and can happen from wearing shoes that do not have enough room for the toes to move in freely. Women who wear high heels may develop and suffer from Morton’s neuroma, and if it is not diagnosed promptly, surgery may be needed for permanent relief. Early detection of this condition may help the inflamed tissue surrounding the nerve to stabilize, and wearing shoes that fit correctly may help to accelerate this process. Morton’s neuroma can become a serious foot condition, and if you feel you have this, it is strongly advised that you are under the care of a podiatrist who can properly assess and treat this ailment.
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 Centers for Foot & Ankle Care. 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 one of our offices located in Merrillville, Portage, Michigan City, La Porte, and Schererville, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.