A neuroma in your foot is a Morton’s neuroma, which is a painful condition that affects a nerve in the ball of your foot. A neuroma occurs when tissue thickens around a nerve that extends along the bottom of your foot to your toes, in effect pinching it. Most Morton’s neuromas are located between your third and fourth toes.
Since a neuroma affects a nerve in your foot, the symptoms can range from odd sensations to outright pain, depending on the degree of interference of your nerve. If you have a Morton’s neuroma, you may experience some of the following:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms for longer than two days, make an appointment with Dr. Dunn for an evaluation and to get started on treatment.
A Morton’s neuroma is caused by an irritation of the nerve in your foot, which can be brought about in several ways, including:
After diagnosing a neuroma, Dr. Charisse Dunn recommends a progressive treatment that starts conservatively with inserts, supports, and changing your shoes to ones with wider toe boxes. If the orthotics are unsuccessful in addressing your neuroma, Dr. Dunn typically turns to:
To find out how you can relieve your neuroma symptoms, call or go online to make an appointment at PGA Foot & Ankle P.A.
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