Your feet have to bear the weight of your entire body and when you start having foot problems, it can have a huge impact on the quality of your life. If you feel like you have something stuck in your shoe and you just can’t get it out, then you could have Morton’s neuroma. This condition is painful and it often gets worse, to the point where you can’t put any weight on your foot. Read on and review the posting on The Doula Marin Health Site to learn more about Morton’s neuroma and how you can treat it.
Morton’s neuroma is very painful and it affects your foot. It is caused by the nerve in your foot that runs to your toes thickening. This creates pain that can range from sharp to burning. The pain can be intense and your toes may even start to feel numb. The condition will come and go, but as time goes on, it can continue to get worse until you can’t put any weight on the affected foot.
There are certain risk factors that can determine whether you get this condition or not. High heels can cause the disorder because they put a lot of pressure on your feet and can irritate the nerve and cause pain. If you participate in sports that put a lot of pressure on your feet or wear tight shoes for your sports then you are at a higher risk of developing this condition. Being overweight can put more pressure on your feet and contribute to this disorder and so can flat feet or high arches.
If you think you have this condition, then you want to make sure that you get to a doctor to have the condition diagnosed. The doctor will start off with a foot exam and you may also need imaging tests to get a full diagnosis. If you do have it then you will need to to start a treatment plan.
Your doctor will develop a customized treatment plan that is going to help to alleviate the pressure on your nerve that is causing the pain. Your doctor can approach this in a few different ways. Customized arch supports are usually the first method of treatment. These supports are custom made for your foot and they will relieve the pressure on the nerve so the pain goes away. The inserts are comfortable to wear and they really are effective.
Sometimes inserts and other methods don’t work to relieve the pressure and you need surgery or injections. Injections can reduce the swelling around the nerve so the pain is reduced. Surgery is also effective at reducing the pressure on your feet and sometimes the entire nerve needs to be removed. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan that is going to work for your needs.
Morton’s neuroma can be painful, but if you get treatment for it right away, you can prevent it from becoming worse and even reverse the condition. Foot pain can affect every aspect of your life, so treat it right away.