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What Is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot, commonly between the third and fourth toes. It involves the thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot. Your toes might also sting, burn, or feel numb.

 The Signs and Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma

– A feeling like you’re standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock.

– Sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot.

– Numbness or tingling in your toes.

Why Should Morton’s Neuroma Be Treated?

Without treatment, Morton’s Neuroma can lead to permanent nerve damage. The persistent pain can also cause compensatory changes in your gait, leading to additional stress on other parts of the foot and even the lower back. Early intervention can prevent worsening symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Treatment Options at Happy Feet Podiatry

At Happy Feet Podiatry, we personalise treatment plans based on your specific needs. Here’s how we can help:

Conservative Treatments:

Footwear Advice: Roomier, more comfortable shoes that allow the toes to spread out can relieve pressure.

Orthoses: Custom-designed orthotic devices can correct biomechanical foot issues and distribute pressure more evenly.

Padding and Taping: These simple solutions can offer immediate relief by altering the pressure distribution on the feet.

Medication: Anti-inflammatory drugs can reduce pain and swelling associated with Morton’s Neuroma.

 Advanced Treatments:

Low level Soft Tissue Laser: This non-invasive treatment can help by reducing pain and inflammation.

Ultrasound-Guided Injections: Steroid or similar injections can reduce the size of the neuroma and relieve pain.

 Surgical Options:

If conservative treatments aren’t effective and your neuroma is significantly affecting your quality of life, surgery to remove the neuroma or release the nerve may be considered. Happy Feet Podiatry can refer you to a specialist if this is the best course of action for you.

 Your Next Step to Relief

Living with Morton’s Neuroma can be painful and debilitating, but you don’t have to endure it. At Happy Feet Podiatry, we’re dedicated to diagnosing and effectively treating your foot pain so you can live comfortably and walk with ease.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on a path to relief with our expert podiatrists. Let us help you put your best foot forward, free from the pain of Morton’s Neuroma.

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