Could You Have a Morton’s Neuroma?
Are you experiencing:
Feeling like a rock or pebble is stuck under your foot?
Shooting and stabbing pain in the forefoot?
Burning, Tingling or numbness in the forefoot?
More then likely we are dealing with a Morton’s Neuroma
We Treat Morton's Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma Symptoms
What is a Morton’s Neuroma?
A Morton’s Neuroma can be defined as thickening of tissue around a nerve in your foot that’s been irritated or damaged. This painful condition affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes.
The pain can also be contributed to dysfuctional biomechanics of the foot, tight footwear/ high heels and over pronation.
This is where the problem lies: when a harsh repetitive force is applied on the forefoot for example walking everyday on a hard flat concrete ground with unsupportive footwear, inflammation to the forefoot can be imminent. This can cause pain, thickening and fibrosis to the forefoot.
What Causes A Morton’s Neuroma?
The main cause of a Morton’s neuroma is the excessive pressure and stress at the forefoot.
There are a few factors for this excessive pressure:
- Repetitive activities
- Long periods of standing
- Genetic predisposition (Flat feet)
- Improper foot mechanics
- Weight gain
- Unsupportive footwear
- Walking barefoot on hard surfaces