Foot Facts: Morton's Neuroma

 

(Also known as Morton's metatarsalgia, Morton's neuralgia, plantar neuroma, intermetatarsal neuroma)

 

Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may feel as though you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton's neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn, or feel numb.

 

Symptoms:

  • Burning pain, usually between the third and fourth toe

  • A feeling as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe

  • Sharp, stinging pain when placing weight on the front of the flexed foot

  • Cramping, tingling in the front of the foot

  • Numbness and inflammation of the metatarsal pads in the foot

 

Caused By:

  • Squeezing of front of foot

  • Footwear that is too short

  • Footwear with insufficient toe space

  • Lack of metatarsal support

  • Structural defect of the foot

  • Overuse from activities

  • Heels that are too high - putting all of your body weight on the forefoot

 

Recommendations:

  • Warm soaks to relax the foot

  • Orthotics and footwear with metatarsal support

  • Stiff, firm soles on shoes

  • Proper fitting footwear

Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.

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Wellesley, MA 02482

781-431-1655

46 Main St.

Concord, MA 01742

978-287-4034

 

Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.
Founded in 1992, FootStock has been providing women with quality fashion and comfort footwear for 25 years.     Privately owned and operated, we carry the best women's footwear the industry has to offer.

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