Monday, 02 May 2016 15:54

Morton’s Neuroma, a Metatarsalgia Condition

foot care6Metatarsalgia is characterized as forefoot pain in which either a single or multiple factors can cause the condition. Morton’s neuroma is one particular metatarsalgia condition in which fibrous tissue begins growing on nerves between the third and fourth metatarsals. This can lead to pain and discomfort. Morton’s neuroma can be caused by intense contact sports or ill-fitting shoes. Other symptoms of the condition involve numbness, tingling, or burning in between the toes.

Morton’s Neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma consult with Dr. Moshe Hillel of Advanced Foot Care, NY. Our doctor will assist you with all of your podiatric concerns.

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 our office located in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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