Morton’s Neuroma: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Morton's Neuroma: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Footlogics

If you are feeling a painful numbness, along with a ‘hot’ tingling sensation in the ball of your foot, Morton’s Neuroma could be the problem. Caused by the compression of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones, which then squeezes an important nerve in your foot, the situation can quickly become unbearable.

Morton’s Neuroma is similar to Metatarsalgia, but in addition displays symptoms like numbness and tingling sensation in the toes. Although a neuroma is a benign tumour on a nerve, Morton’s Neuroma is not actually a tumour, but simply a thickening or swelling of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes.

High heeled shoes are not the only cause for this debilitating painful foot ailment. Certain other foot maladies, such as bunions, flat feet or hammertoes, can also add to pressures on the foot and cause Morton’s Neuroma. Or some people suffer the consequences from having worn high heels many years ago!

Treatment and relief of Morton’s Neuroma

Footlogics orthotics will help reduce the painful symptoms when wearing fashion shoes and high heels, reducing your pain and the pressure on the forefoot. Footlogics Catwalks are just the thing to keep you in those attractive and chic shoes you love.

These orthotic insoles support the forefoot and helps prevent the metatarsals from dropping. In turn, this helps reduce the squeezing of the nerve and consequent tingling and pain associated with Morton’s Neuroma.

Morton’s Neuroma can also occur when wearing normal, flat shoes. The new Footlogics Metatarsalgia is the solution for those sufferers. Perfect orthotic insoles for flat or low-heeled shoes and boots even sandals.  The built-in metatarsal support will help lift the bone structure in the forefoot, reducing pressure and friction on the metatarsals, ligaments and nerves. For lace-up shoes with plenty of room in the front of the shoe, the Footlogics Meta Full Length  can also be used, it supports both the arch and the metatarsal bones of the foot.

NOTE: If pain persist we recommend you consult a health professional for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Visit the Australian Podiatrists Association to find your local podiatrist.