Morton’s neuroma is one particular kind of affliction of the foot that negatively impacts the health of one’s feet. Specifically, Morton’s neuroma develops when the tissue surrounding a nerve in the toes of the feet becomes thickened. As a result, pain may ensue. In fact, the primary symptom that is associated with this condition is actually pain and feelings of discomfort. Interestingly, the pain associated with this condition is not always consistent in duration. For example, sometimes the pain from Morton’s Neuroma may be intermittent. This specific kind of pain is sometimes described as comparable to standing on a marble. As a consequence of the pain, the toes might even begin to feel tingly or numb. If you are someone that has Morton’s neuroma and wants to address the pain, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today for treatment and assistance.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact the podiatrists of Boston Common Podiatry. 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 our office located in Boston, MA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.