What is Morton’s neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma is a common foot problem associated with pain, swelling, and inflammation of a nerve, usually at the ball of the foot between the 3rd and 4th toes. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes.
What are the causes and symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?
Morton’s Neuroma is caused by foot bones squeezing a nerve usually between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads. This condition can be caused by footwear with pointed toes and/or high heels. Constricting shoes can pinch the nerve between the toes, causing discomfort and extreme pain.
Symptoms can can include sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot, or stinging, burning, or numbness in the affected toes.
How do you treat and prevent Morton’s neuroma?
Footwear with a high and wide toe box is ideal for treating and relieving the pain of Morton’s Neuroma.
Orthotics with a metatarsal pad behind the ball of the foot can also unload pressure and relieve the pain caused by the neuroma.
If the problem persists, consult your doctor. Your Fit Specialist at Stan’s will advise you on appropriate footwear for your condition.
Courtesy of foot.com