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Podiatric Care For Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a condition that affects the forefoot. Despite its name, it is not a true neuroma but rather a result of nerve fibrosis. This fibrosis occurs due to pressure or repetitive irritation, resulting in the thickening of the digital nerve, typically found in the third or second intermetatarsal space. Managing Morton's neuroma involves various treatment options. Orthotics, which are custom-made shoe inserts, can provide relief by altering foot mechanics and reducing pressure on the affected nerve. Steroid injections can also be administered to alleviate inflammation and pain. In more severe cases, surgical excision may be necessary, typically performed through a dorsal approach. Successful management of Morton's neuroma relies on several critical factors. If you feel you have Morton’s neuroma, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist. A thorough examination is essential to accurately diagnose and treat this condition.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact Leonard Talarico, DPM of Georgia. 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 office located in Pooler, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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