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Facts About Morton's Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. It involves the thickening of tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to the toes, causing sharp, burning pain or a feeling of something being stuck inside the ball of the foot. Contributing factors include wearing high heels or tight shoes, which put pressure on the toes and the nerves. Symptoms can also include numbness or a tingling sensation in the toes. Relief methods include wearing wider shoes with lower heels, using arch supports or foot pads, and resting the feet to reduce pressure. In more severe cases, medical treatments such as corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary. If pain has developed in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can provide a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Sarah Urton, DPM of Kitsilano Foot and Ankle Clinic. Our doctor 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 Vancouver, BC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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