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Overcoming Morton's NeuromaMorton’s Neuroma can result from excessive wear of high heels and other ill-fitting shoes, recent news reports. The nerves located between the toes are high affected by the neuroma, creating a sensation similar to stabbing. Compression, injury, or damage to the nerve is the typical cause of the disorder. Women who therefore regularly wear high heels or narrow-fitting shoes are at particular risk for developing the condition. Using fibrous tissues that create thickening and enlargement, the nerve can repair itself if left untreated. Irregularities that interfere with optimal foot function, such as high arches, overpronation, and hypermobility, often aggravate the disorder.

Wearing shoes that are wide and deep in the toe area and that do not apply pressure to the metatarsals can help prevent Morton’s neuroma. By removing pressure from the nerve and promoting your foot’s natural anatomical position, metatarsal support pads can also help.

Morton’s neuroma can become troublesome if not properly dealt with. If you suspect that you have the condition, speak to Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will examine your feet and provide you with the proper treatment.

Morton’s Neuroma

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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