A neuroma is defined as a tumor or growth. The most common one is known as Morton’s neuroma and it affects the nerves between the third and fourth toes. Research has indicated that it may be beneficial to consume a diet that is healthy for the nerves. This can include eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. Additionally, eating foods that are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids may positively affect the nerves. It is helpful to avoid foods and drinks that are made with large amounts of sugar and reducing the amount of alcohol may strengthen the nerves. Relief may be found when wearing comfortable shoes and it is important to refrain from wearing high heels. Some patients choose to wear orthotics and this may lessen the pressure felt from the neuroma. If the neuroma grows in size, surgery may be necessary for permanent removal and lasting comfort. If you have Morton’s neuroma, it is suggested to schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can diagnose and treat this ailment.
Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one of our podiatrists of Palm Beach Foot & Ankle. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.
What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?
- Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
- Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
- Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities
Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.
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