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Morton's neuroma is a common foot condition characterized by the thickening of the tissue around the nerves leading to the toes, typically between the third and fourth toes. This enlargement of tissue, often referred to as a neuroma, can cause pain, numbness, and a sensation of tingling or burning in the ball of the foot. Morton's neuroma is believed to develop due to repetitive stress or irritation to the nerve, commonly caused by wearing tight-fitting shoes, high heels, or participating in activities that put pressure on the forefoot. Individuals with certain foot deformities, such as bunions or hammertoes, may

Treatment for Morton's neuroma aims to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and improve foot function. Conservative treatment options may include wearing properly fitting shoes with a wider toe box, using orthotic inserts or arch supports to relieve pressure on the affected nerve, and avoiding high heels or tight shoes that exacerbate symptoms. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be prescribed to reduce pain and inflammation. In some cases, corticosteroid injections may be administered to provide temporary relief from symptoms. If conservative measures fail to provide relief, surgical intervention such as nerve decompression or neurectomy may be considered to remove the affected nerve tissue and alleviate symptoms. Early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment are key to effectively managing Morton's neuroma and improving overall foot health and function. For more information click here.

also be at higher risk of developing Morton's neuroma.

The symptoms of Morton's neuroma typically include pain or discomfort in the ball of the foot, particularly between the affected toes. This pain may worsen with activities that put pressure on the forefoot, such as walking, running, or wearing tight shoes. Some individuals may experience a sensation of numbness, tingling, or burning in the toes or a feeling of "walking on a pebble" or having a lump in the shoe. If left untreated, Morton's neuroma can worsen over time, leading to chronic foot pain, difficulty walking, and decreased mobility.

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