Morton’s Neuroma occurs when one of the nerves on the bottom of the foot becomes “pinched” between two adjacent metatarsal bones or the base of the bones of two adjacent toes. Fibrous tissue builds up around the nerve and the condition generally worsens.
Causes of Mortons Neuroma
- Improper footwear/ high heel
- Physical Activities
Symptoms of Mortons Neuroma
Patients generally experience sharp pain on the bottom of the end of their feet radiating into two adjacent toes, most frequently the third and fourth toes along with.
- Increased pain with activity
Conservative treatment includes
- Ethyl alcohol injections
- Cold-water soaks
- Orthotic arch supports to control the motion of the foot.
Supportive footwear or custom orthotics. At Laser Foot Surgery Centers we use an innovative method called a VFAS procedure to fit orthotics that can be taken home the same day.
Surgical treatment is indicated if these fail and involves removing the inflamed section of nerve. This procedure can usually be performed on an outpatient basis at Laser Foot Surgery Center.