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How Did I Get Morton’s Neuroma?

People who have experienced Morton’s neuroma are aware of the severe pain and discomfort it may cause. It is a foot condition that is caused by wearing shoes that are too tight. High heels can fall into this category, possibly causing pressure on the nerve that is found between the third and fourth toes. This nerve can become irritated and compressed, and refraining from wearing high heels may provide relief for some patients. Additionally, frequently resting the affected foot may lessen the symptoms, which can include a burning or tingling sensation, followed by a dull ache. A proper diagnosis is necessary to have effective treatment. This can consist of squeezing the affected area, and gauging the pain level. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair or remove the damaged nerve. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is strongly advised that you consult with a podiatrist who can determine what the best course of treatment is for you.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Mack Jay Groves IV, DPM of Practice. 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 Covington, LA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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