Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma is a common painful condition that occurs most often between the third and fourth toes. Morton’s Neuroma is seen more in middle-aged women, but anyone can develop the condition.
Morton’s Neuroma can cause burning pain in the ball of the foot or the feeling of standing on a small rock. The pain might feel numb or tingly.
What Causes Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma can become noticeable by wearing tight shoes and especially high heels. They cause the nerve in your feet to compress under pressure and become irritated. When wearing inappropriate shoes long-term the nerve will thicken and become more painful.
Morton’s neuroma can also develop due to other forms of nerve compression caused by abnormal gait related to flat feet, high arches, bunions, and hammertoes.
Repetitive stress from running and other activities that are high impact on the ball of the foot can cause Morton’s Neuroma to develop pain. Morton’s neuroma is a type of neuropathy.
Treating Morton’s Neuroma
There is a range of treatment options for Morton’s Neuroma. It is best to try to find a noninvasive method of treatment before seeking more invasive methods.
Some common non-invasive methods include:
- Wearing appropriate footwear with over the counter or custom inserts
- Physical Therapy, especially with a focus on core foot strength
- Ball of the foot massages, exercises and stretches
- At home stretches and exercise
- Acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology and massage
Invasive methods of treatment include:
- Injections of corticosteroids, anti-inflammatories, ethanol or local anesthetics
- Surgeries such as neurectomy (remove nerve tissue), cryogenic surgery (freeze nerve tissue), decompression surgery (releasing ligaments around the nerve)
Watch Our Free Seminar
Make sure to tune in on Facebook Saturday, May 22nd at 10AM to learn more about Morton’s Neuroma from our live seminar – and even enter a giveaway for products that can help you naturally relieve Morton’s Neuroma pain!
For our May Seminar, we will discuss one of the many foot conditions we treat in our clinic – Morton’s Neuroma. During this seminar, Dr. Meredith Warner will discuss:
- The reasons that Morton’s Neuroma develops and what you may be doing to cause its formation or making conditions worse
- Make a prevention plan to help slow the development of Morton’s Neuroma and other painful foot conditions
- Find effective, natural methods of pain relief that don’t require surgery or damaging steroid injections
- Optimize your lifestyle with daily habits for pain and inflammation relief!
Share our video on your Facebook wall and chat with us during our live seminar to be entered in our seminar giveaway for pain-fighting products from The Healing Sole and Well Theory!