Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the nerves above the third and fourth metatarsals of the foot and leads to discomfort and mobility issues. Treatment approaches of Morton's neuroma vary depending on the severity of the symptoms. Non-surgical treatment includes wearing custom insoles prescribed by a podiatrist to specifically address the pain generated in the ball of the foot. These insoles can offer tailored support, alter foot mechanics, and absorb shock. They also provide targeted relief and improved gait, making them a valuable option for those seeking comfort and mobility. Further, orthotic devices can support the arch of the foot and correct other biomechanical issues. In more severe cases, advanced treatment options are available. Steroid injections may offer relief for up to five years in some cases, although results can vary. Surgical interventions, such as nerve removal surgery, are considered when other treatments are ineffective or when a noticeable growth is present. Timely management can help to prevent Morton's neuroma from getting worse, eventually becoming a chronic issue. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to determine what the best treatment plan is for you.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Dr. Douglas Mckay of New Jersey . Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.
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 one of our offices located in Caldwell, and Galloway, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.