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Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition caused by a compression of the nerves in the ball of the foot. This condition begins with inflammation and swelling of the nerves due to pressure. It causes symptoms such as sharp pain, a lump sensation, and nerve-related issues in the toes. High-heeled shoes and improper footwear are major risk factors for this condition, and certain gait patterns and foot anatomy can also contribute to it. Morton's neuroma is generally treated non-invasively, with recommendations to wear well-fitted footwear, rocker-soled shoes, metatarsal pads, and custom foot orthotics to alleviate pressure and improve gait. In severe cases where conservative treatments fail, corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary to remove fibrous tissues that permanently compress the nerve. Continuing conservative care after surgery is essential to prevent recurrence. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s neuroma, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Charles Oehrlein, DPM of Hoover Foot Care. Our practitioner 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 Hoover, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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