Morton’s Neuroma and Wearing High Heels

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Morton’s Neuroma and Wearing High Heels

Morton’s neuroma is a foot condition that affects the nerves between the third and fourth toes. It generally happens from weaning shoes that do not have enough room for the toes to move freely in. This condition can develop in people who frequently wear high heels, and the nerve can become irritated or damaged. Common symptoms many patients experience can consist of having a burning pain in this area, and it can feel as if a small stone is in the shoe or sock. Mild relief can be found when the offending pair of shoes is not worn, and the affected foot is elevated. It is beneficial to wear wide, comfortable shoes that have a soft sole and low heel, and it may help to lose weight if needed. If there is a pain in this part of your foot, and simple relief tactics are ineffective, it is strongly suggested that you seek the counsel of a podiatrist who can effectively diagnose Morton’s neuroma, and guide you toward permanent relief methods.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact the podiatrists of Issaquah Foot & Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

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 Issaquah, WA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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