Mortons Neuroma (Neuroma / Neuritis)
A neuroma is a condition in the foot where a nerve or surrounding tissue becomes thickened resulting in compression and irritation of the nerve. These typically occur between the bases of the 3rd and 4th metatarsal which is also known as Morton's Neuroma.
Signs and symptoms of a neuroma can include:
- Tingling, burning or numbness
- A feeling that something is in the ball of your foot and your walking on a pebble
- Shoot pains to your toes
These symptoms can temporarily resolve or can gradually get worse overtime and become persistent.
There are many non surgical treatment options that can work for neuromas. Some simple changes such as changing shoe gear and avoiding tight shoes or high heels may help. Custom orthotics may also help relieve irritation by helping reduce pressure on the nerve. Injections of corticosteroids can help reduce swelling and inflammation of the nerve which may also provide relief. Certain medications may help as well. A small portion of individuals who continue to have pain following these treatment options might require surgical intervention and release of the surrounding tissue to help provide relief..Make an appointment today with Dr. Jonathan Pajouh to further discuss treatment options and which treatment option best fits you.