Morton’s Neuroma Treatment in Northern Virginia

Are you wondering about the most effective Morton’s neuroma treatment?

Affecting about 1 in 3 people according to Cleveland Clinic, Morton’s neuroma is a common foot problem podiatrists treat. Typically diagnosed more frequently in women than men, it is attributed primarily to the type of shoes most women wear.

Now, in order to understand how to successfully treat Morton’s neuroma let’s back up and first talk about the symptoms, causes, and diagnostic tests needed before a positive prognosis is given.

Morton’s Neuroma Symptoms and Causes

Classic Morton’s neuroma symptoms include:

  •         Inflammation or swelling between the toes
  •         Burning pain in your feet between the toes when you walk or stand
  •         A sensation of pins and needles in your foot
  •         Feeling numb in one or both feet
  •         Pressure under the ball of your foot that feels like stepping on a small pebble
  •         Discomfort, ache, or pain when you stand on the ball of the foot
  •         Soreness when you wear high-heeled shoes

Morton’s neuroma causes:

  •         An irritated nerve between the bones of the toes
  •         A damaged nerve between the intermetatarsal (toe) space
  •         Putting pressure on the ball of the foot while playing a sport
  •         Shoes with a poor support structure
  •         Congenital foot defects

Morton’s Neuroma Diagnosis and Tests

Your podiatrist will carry out a physical examination of your feet. They will gently apply pressure between the toes, looking for the location of your pain and a possible mass between your toes.

Additional tests including X-rays, ultrasounds, and MRIs may also be requested to confirm a prognosis and rule out other conditions.

Morton’s Neuroma Treatment

Your recommended Morton’s neuroma treatment will be based on the seriousness of the neuroma. A combination of the following treatments is often prescribed:

  •     Wearing shoes with solid support (i.e. shoes with proper insoles and shock-absorbent soles)
  •         Avoiding shoes with a heel higher than 2 inches
  •         Using shoe pads to relieve pressure while on your feet
  •         Using an ice pack to mitigate swelling and ache
  •         Massaging your feet while at rest and,
  •         Reducing sports that put pressure on the feet

Schedule an appointment in Northern Virginia

Dr. Lonny Nodelman and the team over at District Foot and Ankle are here to help if you have any questions regarding Morton’s neuroma treatment. Request an appointment today.

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Disclaimer: Any information provided in this blog is not intended to replace medical advice given by qualified professionals.