Monday, 20 July 2015 00:00

Increase in Morton’s Neuroma May be Due to High Heels

feet3 Since 2004, the number of cases of Morton’s neuroma has risen by over 100%. These figures come from the UK’s Health and Social Care Information Centre. Compared to men, women are up to ten times more likely to suffer from the condition. This is speculated to be due to years of wearing high heeled or improper-fitting shoes. Andrew Craig of Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation trust stated, “We have known for a long time that the condition seems to predominantly affect females of a middling age, with speculation that high heels and other such tightly fitting and unnatural footwear—despite looking fabulous, I’m sure—may play a role.” 


Morton’s Neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma contact Dr. Moshe Hillel of Advanced Footcare NY. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.


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 Advanced Foot Care NY. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and treatments to treat your foot and ankle needs.


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