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Symptoms of Morton's Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a nerve condition in the feet, often causing discomfort and pain. The primary symptom is a sharp or burning pain typically felt between the third and fourth toes, but it can also extend to the ball of the foot. Individuals with Morton's neuroma may describe a sensation of having a pebble or lump inside their shoe. Additionally, many people experience numbness, tingling, or a feeling akin to standing on a fold in their sock. Pain tends to worsen with walking, wearing tight shoes, or putting pressure on the affected area. People may feel relief by removing their shoes or massaging their foot. These symptoms can be intermittent or chronic, affecting daily activities and quality of life. Recognizing these signs is essential for early intervention and appropriate management of Morton's neuroma. If you suspect you may have this condition, it is suggested that you seek medical advice from a podiatrist who can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plan.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Gary Cockrell, DPM of Tennessee. 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 Brentwood and Madison, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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