What is a Morton's Neuroma?

What is a Neuroma?

Your feet are made up of several nerves that run between your bones and provide you skin sensation. Just like other areas of your body, these nerves can become irritated leading to pain.

When the nerves to the toes become pinched and inflamed you may experience pain and swelling around the toes and ball of the foot. This may be a neuroma.

A Morton’s neuroma is a condition that can become very painful and make it tough to walk, exercise, play sports or work.

Who is at Risk for a Neuroma?

Although there are many factors that can lead to a Morton’s neuroma it is found that woman are more affected by this painful, inflamed nerve. Shoe gear plays a major role in neuroma formation.  Poorly fitting shoes like high inch heels or narrow, pointy toe-box shoes can put excess pressure to the ball of the foot leading pain. This increased pressure can lead to a Morton’s neuroma forming.

At Kalmar Family podiatry, our team of physicians are experts in the knowledge and experience to get your neuroma pain under control.

Call us at 631-673-FEET (3338) or contact us for an office appointment.

Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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