Morton’s neuroma is a condition that results from the compression of a nerve in your foot. This can cause pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area. Morton’s neuroma most commonly occurs between the third and fourth toes.
Morton’s neuroma is a nerve disorder that causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the toes. The condition is also called intermetatarsal neuralgia or plantar neuroma. Morton’s neuroma occurs when the nerve that extends from the base of the foot to the toes becomes compressed or pinched.
The condition is most common in women and usually affects people between the ages of 40 and 50. Morton’s neuroma often occurs in people that frequently wear high heels or tight shoes. The condition can also be caused by activities that pressure the foot, such as running, dancing, or playing tennis.
Morton’s neuroma symptoms worsen over time. These symptoms consist of:
The following factors could increase your risk of getting Morton’s neuroma:
Morton’s neuroma is usually diagnosed based on your symptoms and a physical examination. Dr. Elhiani will press on different areas of your foot to try to pinpoint the source of your pain. He may also recommend imaging tests, such as an MRI, to rule out other conditions.
The neuroma’s severity will determine how it is treated. There are numerous treatment methods available, ranging from self-care to professional therapy. To experience the best relief, you might require a combination of treatments.
These actions could help your symptoms:
Dr. Elhiani may suggest medications to help relieve any painful symptoms.
Medications may include:
Dr. Elhiani could advise foot surgery if medicine and other treatments have failed. The most common procedure for Morton’s neuroma is a neurectomy. This is where a portion of the nerve tissue is removed.
If you are experiencing Morton’s neuroma, it is important to see a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. At Eazy Foot & Ankle, we offer treatments for Morton’s neuroma and other common foot conditions so you can get back to living life without pain.
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