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Possible Relief Methods From Morton’s Neuroma

Monday, 16 November 2020 00:00

The nerve tissue that is found between the third and fourth toes is generally affected by the condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma. When this nerve thickens as a result of irritation, daily activities may be difficult to complete. The pain that is associated with this ailment is often felt in the ball of the foot, and may cause discomfort when walking. Common reasons why Morton’s neuroma may develop can include wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in, or from enduring a foot injury. Additionally, it may gradually develop from a medical condition such as flat feet. Mild relief may be found when specific foot stretches and exercises are performed, and shoes that fit properly are worn. If you have pain between your toes or on the bottom of your foot, it is advised that you 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. Scott Shrem of Garden State Foot & Ankle Center. 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 Hazlet, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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