Pain Between the Toes May Indicate Morton’s Neuroma
There is a foot condition that can affect the nerves between the third and fourth toes which is known as Morton’s neuroma. If prompt treatment is not received, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. This foot condition can occur as a result of wearing shoes that are too tight in the toe area. An example of these types of shoes is high heels, and the higher the heel is, the pointier the shoe can be. Pain in this area of the foot will often bring a patient into a podiatrist’s office, where a proper diagnosis can be performed. This often includes a physical examination, in addition to having X-rays taken, and an MRI or ultrasound may be necessary for further confirmation. In the beginning stages, relief may be found when larger shoes are worn, and the heel size is reduced. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove or repair the affected nerves, which can accelerate the healing process. If you have pain between your toes, please schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can provide the treatment that is best for you.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one of our podiatrists of InStride Family Foot Care. Our doctors 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.
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