April 02, 2024

Treatment Methods for Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma, a benign tumor that grows in the nerve cells between the third and fourth toe, can be a painful and debilitating condition. Fortunately, a number of effective treatment options are available to relieve discomfort from Morton's neuroma. Conservative measures include wearing shoes with adequate room across the ball of the foot or using foot pads and arch supports. Custom orthotics can provide relief by reducing pressure on the affected nerve. Steroid injections into the painful area also can help alleviate inflammation and pain. In more severe cases, surgical interventions may be considered. Nerve decompression therapy, which involves reducing pressure on the nerves by cutting tendons that press on the nerves, can be effective. In some cases, removal of the affected nerve may be necessary to stop the pain altogether. If you are enduring pain from Morton's neuroma, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine the most appropriate treatment based on the severity of your symptoms.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact the foot specialists of Marvel Foot & Ankle Centers. Our doctors 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 our offices located in Gilbert and Chandler, AZ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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