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Prevention and Non-Surgical Solutions for Morton’s Neuroma

Tuesday, 22 August 2023 00:00

Morton's neuroma, a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot, can cast a shadow over daily activities. This ailment arises when tissue thickens between the third and fourth toes, causing discomfort and numbness. Wearing high heels, tight shoes, and repetitive foot stress are common contributors. Avoiding surgery is often a priority for many seeking relief. Embracing proper footwear is a pivotal step, and choosing shoes with ample toe space and cushioning can alleviate pressure on the affected area. Orthotic inserts can provide arch support, which can help to redistribute weight and reduce strain. Regularly massaging the foot, and taking anti-inflammatory medications can manage pain. It is beneficial to perform exercises that strengthen surrounding muscles and can aid in reducing symptoms. By adopting these strategies, individuals can potentially sidestep surgery and reclaim pain-free steps. If you have pain in this area of your foot, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer you additional prevention techniques for Morton’s neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Lee R. Stein of Lake Shore Foot & Ankle, PC. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Chicago, Highland Park, and Uptown, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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