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Morton’s neuromas are painful, non-cancerous tumors that develop on the ball of the foot. Although this inflammatory condition affects the nerves in your feet and can limit your mobility, our team of podiatrists can help you manage your symptoms and get back to your regular routine.

What are Morton’s Neuromas?

Morton’s neuromas are painful conditions affecting the foot, often occurring specifically in the area between the third and fourth toes. It happens when the tissue surrounding the nerves leading to the toes thickens, causing a pinched nerve. This condition is often caused by wearing tight or narrow shoes, repetitive foot stress or certain foot deformities.

Patients with neuroma typically experience symptoms such as sharp or burning pain in the ball of the foot, tingling or numbness in the affected toes and the sensation of having a pebble or marble under the foot. The pain may worsen with walking or wearing tight shoes, and some people may feel temporary relief by massaging the affected area or removing their shoes.

How are Morton’s Neuromas Diagnosed?

To diagnose a neuroma, your podiatrist will conduct a thorough examination, assessing the symptoms and performing physical tests such as squeezing the foot to elicit pain or applying pressure to the affected area. They may order imaging tests like X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to rule out other conditions or evaluate the severity of your condition.

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Morton’s Neuroma Treatment Options

Depending on your symptoms and lifestyle needs, your podiatrist may recommend treatments including:

Orthotic Shoe Insert
Foot Steroid Injection
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Our Approach to Morton’s Neuroma Treatment

To treat Morton’s neuromas, Inspira podiatrists partner with patients to diagnose the severity of the condition, identify treatment options and decide on a plan that works best based on your individual needs. Regardless of which avenue you decide to explore, our doctors will guide you—providing all-encompassing support—to ensure your symptoms are managed and treated.

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