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Tuesday, 30 April 2024 00:00

Diagnosis and Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition characterized by a thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerves leading to the toes, often resulting in a sensation akin to stepping on a pebble. It primarily affects the ball of the foot, typically between the third and fourth toes, and is more common in women and those who wear tight or high-heeled shoes. Prevention strategies include wearing properly fitting footwear with adequate support and cushioning. Diagnosis involves a physical examination, possibly supplemented by imaging tests, such as MRI scans or ultrasounds. Treatment options range from conservative measures such as custom-made orthotics and steroid injections to surgical removal of the affected tissue. If you have this type of foot discomfort, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Pasquale Cancelliere, DPM of Candria Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

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.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Londonderry, NH and Salem, NH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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