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Causes and Effects of Morton’s Neuroma

Tuesday, 08 August 2023 00:00

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the nerves in the foot, specifically between the third and fourth toes. The causes of this condition can be attributed to various factors, such as wearing tight, narrow shoes that compress the toes as well as high heels which increase pressure on the forefoot. Additionally, Morton's neuroma may occur from performing repetitive activities that strain the nerves. Mild relief may be found when the shoes that are worn have a wide-toe box and low heels. Wearing specific types of orthotics may be beneficial in alleviating pain and redistributing pressure. Resting the affected foot as often as possible is important to promote healing. If symptoms persist, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan to effectively manage Morton's neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Gordon Fosdick of Affiliated Foot Care 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 offices located in Middlefield and Wallingford, CT . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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