Morton’s Neuroma

neuromaMorton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.

High-heeled shoes have been linked to the development of Morton’s neuroma. Many people experience relief by switching to lower heeled shoes with wider toe boxes. Sometimes corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary.

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In addition to their professional techniques numerous modalities are available to our team of clinicians to help alleviate the pain caused by Morton’s Neuroma. Acupuncture, laser and manipulation have all been used effectively.  You might also benefit from a pair of custom orthotics.   These biomechanical medical appliances are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They can be modified to reduce pressure under the neuroma, thereby reducing irritation and pain.  Patient education on shoe recommendations, rest guidelines and lifestyle changes will also be considered as part of your therapy here.