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Navigating Foot Pain and Discomfort From Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma, a common and painful foot condition, affects the nerves in the ball of the foot, typically between the third and fourth toes. This ailment involves a thickening of the tissue around the nerve, causing sharp, burning pain, or a sensation that is similar to standing on a pebble or marble. It predominantly affects middle-aged women, but anyone can be susceptible. The exact cause is often associated with wearing tight or high-heeled shoes, which can compress the toes and aggravate the nerve. Other potential factors can include foot deformities or repetitive stress on the forefoot. The symptoms of Morton's neuroma can disrupt daily activities and diminish the quality of life. Treatments may range from changing footwear and utilizing orthotics to corticosteroid injections or, in severe cases, surgical removal of the affected nerve. If you have pain in this part of your foot, it is suggested that you seek professional advice from a podiatrist who can provide timely treatment that can manage the condition, alleviate pain, and restore comfort in your daily stride.

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 Mercer Ocean Podiatry. Our doctors 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 offices located in Hamilton, Toms River, and Plainsboro Township, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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