Morton’s Nueroma Treatment
A sharp “burning” type pain in the ball of your foot may very likely be a Morton’s Neuroma. This is a swelling and inflammation of the nerve/s that run between the metatarsal bones in your foot.
A Morton’s Nueroma most commonly occurs between the 3rd and 4th toes, but it may occur between any of the toes. A Morton’s Nueroma is caused by a compression of the nerve as it passes between the heads of the metatarsal bones. This compression causes inflammation and pain. In some cases it also causes numbness or tingling into the toes. The symptoms usually get worse with increased activity.
Factors that may cause a Morton’s Nueroma to develop include tight footwear and a flat or pronated foot type.
A Podiatrist can usually diagnose a Morton’s Nueroma on a clinical basis, but sometimes an ultrasound scan is required. Treatment may include footwear change or modifications, orthotics to correct flat feet, rest, anti-inflammatory medications and in very severe cases you may be referred for an ultrasound guided cortisone injection. Surgery is also an option, this is usually only considered as a last resort.
Call and speak to one of the friendly podiatrists at Jandakot Podiatry today to get relief from your Morton’s Nueroma!