Morton’s Neuroma in Miami, FL
The Advanced Neuro and Spine Institute specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of orthopedic conditions and diseases such as Morton’s neuroma. Our team of experts delivers the latest advances in personalized, comprehensive care to patients in our conveniently located clinics in Aventura, Kendall, Hialeah, and Fort Lauderdale.
What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot, and most commonly, the area between the third and fourth toes. Patients with Morton’s neuroma feel as if they have a pebble, or marble, in their shoe.
What are the Causes and Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma is caused by a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves that connects to the toes, which may cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot, as well as stinging, burning, or numbness in the toes themselves.
High-heeled and tightly fitting narrow shoes are known to aggravate Morton’s neuroma, by compressing the bones of the toes and pinching the nerve.
How is Morton’s Neuroma Treated?
Most cases of Morton’s neuroma will not require surgery, and treatment may include the following:
- Wear correct footwear to prevent aggravating the condition. Avoid high heels and tight fitting shoes; instead, wear shoes with lower heels, with a wide toe box, and with a cushioned sole. This enables the bones to spread out, possibly reducing pressure on the nerve, and thus allowing the condition to heal.
- Custom shoe inserts, pads or orthotic devices may also help relieve irritation by lifting and separating the bones, correcting the position of the toes, and reducing pressure on the nerve.
- Medications may be prescribed to reduce the swelling and inflammation of the nerve, providing relief from painful symptoms.
Recommended lifestyle changes provide relief for over 80% of people suffering from Morton’s neuroma. However, if these recommendations don’t alleviate your symptoms, surgery, with a relatively short recovery period, may be suggested.
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