As the day progresses, it is common for many people to have achy feet. If there is noticeable pain in the ball of the foot, the medical condition that is known as Morton’s neuroma may be the reason for the discomfort. Additional symptoms of this ailment can include a tingling sensation, and some patients describe a feeling that is similar to having a small stone in the shoe. This condition can develop as a result of a nerve that becomes inflamed or damaged in this part of the foot and can be caused by wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. People who are afflicted with Morton’s neuroma may notice their toes are curling and there can be swelling between the third and fourth toes. If you have symptoms of this condition, please consult with a podiatrist who can help you to find relief as quickly as possible.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one of our podiatrists of The Foot and Ankle Associates of North Carolina, PLLC. Our doctors 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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Ahoskie, Durham, Raleigh, and Rocky Mount, NC. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.