A pain that feels like burning or numbness in the foot—particularly in one or two toes—suggests that a neuroma may have formed one of the nerves supplying the toes. This condition is known as Morton’s neuroma and is most likely a result of a lifetime of continuous pressure, such as wearing tight shoes. Morton’s neuroma can be diagnosed through ultrasound scanning, though other doctors may prefer to use magnetic resonance imaging or MRI.
Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to contend with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, speak to one of our podiatrists from Foot Health Podiatry. Our doctors will diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones. Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.
What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.
If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.
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