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What is a Morton’s Neuroma?

There are occasions we might feel a sudden pain in one of our feet. This sharp pain is commonly felt between your 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.This pain usually are a neuroma or as it is also known, Morton’s Neuroma. This is usually a frequent foot disorder seen by Podiatrists. If you have a neuroma you will see inflammation and pain in the area. The symptoms that you will have if you have a neuroma typically are often sharp pain, burning, pins and needles, prickling, cramps in the front part of the foot and frequently you will have a lack of sensation in that part of the foot.

The explanation for the neuroma is commonly because the bones of the 3rd and 4th toes are pinching a nerve which is placed between them. You will get the symptoms of the neuroma after there has been high force on the ball of the foot. The activities that cause this kind of strain are walking, standing, jumping or even running. They are high-impact exercises which have been known to put a large amount of force and stress on the feet. Another way in which you may get this issue is by using shoes with pointed toes and higher heels. The high heels places force on the foot as the weight of the body is supported by the front area of your foot. While there is no other balance for the feet you are required to rely on the ball of the foot to balance the body when you are walking, running or other exercise.

Neuromas certainly are a manageable foot condition that may also be avoided from occurring in the first place. The initial step to managing the neuroma would be to select and wear the appropriate shoes. The shoes that you ought to select will need to have a wide area for the ball of the foot and the top of the shoes should not press down onto your feet. You should then consider using an that's been built with a metatarsal support. The pad should be positioned behind the ball of the feet. By having the metatarsal dome put in this spot the stress on the foot is relieved since the weight on the foot is distributed evenly through the foot. In the event that these self-help measures do not help, then visit a podiatrist for additional options.