Did You Know? Up to One-Third of the Population have Morton's Neuroma
This Condition Causes You to Feel Like You Are Walking With a Pebble in Your Shoe
Morton’s neuroma occurs in the foot and produces pain. It arises from the nerve tissue thickening between the bones of the foot. The excess tissue creates pressure against the nerve, causing irritation.
The following guide provides information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
01 | Causes
The definite cause of Morton’s neuroma is uncertain. There are factors that make you more susceptible to developing this condition. Risk factors include:
02 | Symptoms
There is not a visible sign of this condition, but instead, you may experience these symptoms:
03 | Diagnosis
Your physician will press on your foot, typically on the spaces between the toe bones, to check for a tender spot or mass. To confirm, your doctor will use:
04 | Treatment
Initially, your treatment may be simple. It may include changing the type of shoes you wear or adding padding to them. You may also need to regularly have ice massages or take breaks from activities that involve high impact on your feet.
Further treatment may include taking anti-inflammatory medications or injections of corticosteroid to reduce swelling of the nerve. If conservative treatments do not help alleviate your symptoms, decompression surgery or surgically removing the nerve may become an option.
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