There is a nerve between the third and fourth toes that can become affected by the foot condition known as Morton’s neuroma. It occurs as a result of this nerve becoming irritated from wearing shoes that are too tight. Women who frequently wear high heels can experience Morton’s neuroma, and relief may come from wearing shoes that have ample room in the toe area. People who have flat feet may also be prone to developing Morton’s neuroma, as can patients who have bunions and hammertoes. The symptoms that are associated with Morton’s neuroma can include toe cramping and pain in the ball of the foot. Some people can have a tingling sensation between the third and fourth toes, which may gradually become worse. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can effectively treat Morton’s neuroma.
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.
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