MORTON'S NEUROMA (BALL OF FOOT PAIN)

Do you have a burning or tingling sensation in the balls of your feet? Do you feel like you are walking on a marble? Then you might have a Morton’s Neuroma.

A Morton’s Neuroma is the inflammation of the digital nerves- the nerves that give feeling to our toes. This inflammation most often occurs between the 3rd and 4th toes, but can happen in any space.

Signs that you might have a Morton’s Neuroma are:

  • Burning pain in the ball of the foot
  • Radiating pain into the toes
  • Pain worsens when wearing shoes or when being active
  • Night pain is rare
  • Tingling in the toes

The cause of Morton’s Neuroma is largely mechanical in nature. The pain starts from direct irritation of the digital nerve being pinched in between two bones. This pinching is due to:

  • Over pronation or ‘rolling in’
  • Tight shoes such
  • High heels
  • Tight calves
  • Clawed toes

When being treated by a SOLE THERAPY podiatrist they will aim initially to reduce pain and inflammation through application of ice, footwear changes, massage, dry needling and foot mobilization. Your podiatrist will then take a closer look at your biomechanics to see if they are a contributing factor to the nerve irritation.

At SOLE THERAPY we aim to manage this condition without the need for surgery or injections. Managing poor biomechanics with a functional customized orthotic will facilitate further pain relief and prevent future re occurrence.

If you are experiencing ball of foot pain and want to know more make an appointment with us today! Call SOLE THERAPY on 9583 1183 or book an INITIAL BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT online. 

Words from one of our Podiatrist's,

 

DR VICTORIA KOKOTATSIOS
(PODIATRIST)