If you have Morton’s neuroma, then you may experience numbness or pain in your feet. Morton’s neuroma is described as a cyst that develops on your toes from repeated pressure. The cyst can cause pain and swelling, and if not treated, can change your gait. Morton’s neuroma, however, can be treated by taking over-the-counter medications, soaking your condition in hot and cold water alternatively, wearing arch supports, and giving your feet rest from physical activity. Custom orthotics can help treat Morton’s neuroma, but a good solution is to change to shoes that are comfortable and better fitting for your feet.
Morton’s Neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma contact Dr. Robert J. Kaplan of Twin Rivers Podiatry Easton. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
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 office in Easton, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.