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Can Lifestyle Changes Help the Pain From Morton’s Neuroma?

Monday, 19 April 2021 00:00

Numbing and tingling sensations between the third and fourth toes are often indications of a foot condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma. This ailment occurs from irritation of the nerve that lies in this location. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, frequently participating in running and jumping activities, or possibly from an abnormal foot structure. A noticeable symptom can progress from a tingling feeling to a sharp or burning pain in the top of the foot, and many patients feel like there is a small stone between the toes. Research has indicated there are simple lifestyle changes that may help to ease the pain of Morton’s neuroma. These can include wearing shoes that have ample room for the toes to move freely in, or from wearing custom-made orthotics that can help to relieve the pressure from the damaged nerve. If you have this type of pain in your foot, please 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 one of our podiatrists of Arbor - Ypsi Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors 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 Ann Arbor, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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