MORTON’S NEUROMA

Description

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes

Symptoms

  • Tingling or numbness in your toes
  • A burning pain in the ball of your foot
  • Pain increases while walking

Causes

  • Pressure or injury to the nerve
  • In response to irritation of nerve

Risk Factors

  • Foot deformities
  • Certain sports
  • Wearing High heels

Diagnostic Tests

  • Imaging tests:
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Treatment

  • Non-surgical treatments:
  • Changing your footwear
  • Orthotic devices
  • Anti-inflammatory painkillers
  • Losing weight
  • Injections (steroid medication)
  • Surgery:
  • Decompression surgery
  • Removal of the nerve

Lifestyle Management

  • Wearing proper footwear
  • Ice massage
  • Take a break from certain activities