Morton's neuroma is a thickening of the nerve tissue between the second and third digits. As a nervous coursing through the foot, there are certain areas where it is a very confined space. This can lead to a growth of thickening of the nerve as it is in rubbed by bone and other nearby tissue.
Pain, numbness, tingling sensation are typical hallmark features of Morton's neuroma. Sometimes it feels like electric shocks.The pain can radiate from the ball of the foot to the tips of the toes.
Treatment for Morton's neuroma include injections, and change in footgear, customized inserts, and proper custom padding. If conservative measures do not provide relief surgical excision of the Mortons neuroma might be necessary. It is best to see your podiatrist as soon as possible for this treatment.
Frequently asked questions
What type of shoegear would help with Morton's Neuroma?
Wearing shoes with wider toe box will lead to less stress to the area of the neuroma. Also minimize high heels will aid in comfort. It's best to speak with your podiatrist about what conservative measures for the treatment of this condition.
Are Morton's Neuroma a type of cancer?
Morton's neuroma are not cancerous, and more of a benign swelling of the nerve tissue. Even while not cancerous, it can lead to further pain if not treatment is not seeked out.
Is this what I have?
This is just a one of the thousands of possible issues our feet can have. Unfortunately many of the symptoms are similar for many pathologies, pain being one the most common symptom of all. Therefore it is imperative to see a professional as soon as possible for an accurate diagnosis and the proper treatment.