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Morton’s Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

It is the ‘squeezing’ of the nerve placed between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. Morton’s Neuroma is very similar to¬†Metatarsalgia, but in addition displays symptoms like numbness and a tingling sensation in the toes. It can be quite painful at times.

morton's neuroma treatment

A neuroma is a benign tumour of a nerve. Morton’s Neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening or swelling of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes.

mneuroma2Podiatrists can help identify the triggers that aggravate your neuroma and show you ways to alleviate the pain. Orthotic inserts can be placed in women’s high heel shoes as well as unisex flats. Modifications to the shoe may be recommended- with the Podiatrist placing specific pads to enable displacement of the pressure along the metatarsals. ¬†How can Southern Podiatry help reduce your foot discomfort?Neuroma is not actually a tumour, but a thickening or swelling of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes.

The Podiatrist may request an ultrasound to assist in determining the size of the neuroma if the discomfort persists, as in some cases surgery will be required. For more information, talk to your Podiatrist.

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