Neuromas of the foot

A neuroma or “Morton’s Neuroma” is an irritation of nerves between the metatarsal bones in the ball of the foot. The most common place is between the third and fourth toes. Irritation of the nerve results from narrow shoes, high heels, or biomechanical abnormalities of the foot.

Treatment of Neuromas

Neuromas present as pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate out to the toes. This may be described as burning, tingling, or sharp pain. It can also feel like your socks are bunched up under the ball of the foot or like your skin feels like leather. Walking, running, wearing high heeled shoes or shoes that are to narrow, may aggravate this condition. In more significant cases, a “clicking” sensation or a palpable “lump” may be noticed.

Treatment for Neuroma

Conservative treatment of painful neuromas including wider, proper fitting shoes, padding, strapping and ice. Other treatment options may include steroid injections, anti-inflammatories, and alcohol sclerosing injections. If relief cannot be obtained with conservative treatment, surgical management options may be considered.