Morton’s neuroma is a condition that involves the feet. The medical name for this is known as Morton’s metatarsalgia or interdigital neuroma, and it affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes. Wearing high heels that do not have adequate room in the toe area is the leading cause of Morton’s neuroma. Wearing these types of shoes may cause this nerve to become compressed and is often painful and uncomfortable. Additionally, it may happen to patients who frequently participate in running and jumping activities, or to people who have flat feet or high arches. Common symptoms that are associated with this condition can include a tingling sensation that may eventually become a sharp and shooting pain. Numbness can accompany this ailment, and relief may be found when looser shoes are worn. If you have this type of pain, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist who can provide treatment options, which may include wearing custom-made orthotics.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Afsaneh Latifi, DPM of Lenox Hill Podiatry. Our doctor 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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