Do you have a burning or tingling sensation in the balls of your feet? Do you feel like you are walking on a marble? Then you might have a Morton’s Neuroma.
A Morton’s neuroma is a common foot complaint whereby tissue surrounding one or more digital nerves becomes thickened. Symptoms often vary however, often involve burning/sharp pain, numbness, and/or radiating pain between two digits. The most common site for this to occur is between the 1st and 2nd and the 3rd and 4th digital space.
Signs that you might have a Morton’s Neuroma are:
· Burning pain in the ball of the foot
· Radiating pain into the toes
· Pain worsens when wearing shoes or when being active
· Tingling in the toes
The cause of Morton’s Neuroma are largely mechanical in nature. The pain starts from direct irritation of the digital nerve being pinched in between two bones. This pinching is due to:
· Over pronation or ‘rolling in’ of the feet
· Tight shoes
· High heels
· Tight calves
· Clawed toes
So how do we treat this at Foot + Nail Solutions Podiatry?
When being treated by Foot + Nail Solutions Podiatry we will aim initially to reduce pain and inflammation through application of ice, footwear changes, massage, dry needling and foot mobilization. Your podiatrist will then take a closer look at your biomechanics (foot function) to see if this is a contributing factor to the nerve irritation.
Less invasive treatment options often work quite effectively, and they include:
– Wider shoes
– Metatarsal domes placed on the innersole of the shoe
– Activity reduction
More invasive treatment options include the following:
– Glucose/cortisone injections
Neuromas can be quite stubborn whereby early intervention often results in faster success rates as long-term swelling around a nerve can become more fibrous and harder to treat.
When being treated by Foot + Nail Solutions podiatrist they will aim initially to reduce pain and inflammation through application of ice, footwear changes, massage, dry needling and foot mobilization. Your podiatrist will then take a closer look at your biomechanics and footwear to see if they are a contributing factor to the nerve irritation.
At Foot + Nail Solutions Podiatry we aim to manage this condition without the need for surgery or injections. Managing poor biomechanics with a functional customized orthotic will facilitate further pain relief and prevent future re occurrence.
Foot + Nail Solutions Podiatry Noosaville are here to provide the very best in Podiatry care.
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