A compressed or irritated growth that is found between the third and fourth toes can represent a foot condition known as Morton’s neuroma. It is considered to be benign, despite how painful it can be. Wearing shoes that do not have enough room for the toes to move freely can be a common cause for this condition to occur. High heels fit into this category, and women who frequently wear this type of shoe may be affected. People who are afflicted with this ailment often feel they have a small pebble in their shoe or sock, typically on the ball of the foot. This part of the foot is used for standing and walking, which can cause constant pain. Patients who notice the beginning signs of Morton’s neuroma may find temporary relief when better shoes are worn. For more severe cases, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with permanent relief solutions.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Arthur Segall, Jr., DPM of Segall Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.
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.
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