Wendy Desbrow, 60, a citizen of Bruntingthorpe, thought it was strange when her foot began to hurt one day after doing some work around the house. Over time her discomfort grew even more pronounced, and soon she was having trouble doing any activities that involved using her feet.
Desbrow was concerned, but it was four years before she was finally able to get a proper diagnosis. It turns out that she had Morton’s neuroma, a very painful nerve condition. After getting it operated on Desbrow was able to return to her normal life, and her foot hasn’t caused her any problems since.
Morton’s neuroma can be a painfully debilitating disease, but you don’t have to live with it. If you have a neuroma in your foot that you’re seeking treatment for, consult with podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jiménez will get you the care you need to make a full recovery.
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. When a person has Morton's neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.
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. The podiatrist will also apply pressure to the foot or toe area to replicate the pain a person experiences when active.
If you have any questions, please contact our office located in New York, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
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