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Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Ladies, do you feel like there is a pebble under the ball of your foot when you walk? Chances are your suffering from Morton’s Neuroma or sometimes called interdigital Neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma is more common in woman than it is in men. The exact aetiology is unknown but we know it is caused by the formation of excessive tissue, which surrounds a nerve in your foot which supplies sensations to your toes. The tissue forms as a reaction to increased pressure and friction or trauma, when the relevant nerve is compressed it causes the nerves to swell and tissue to form as a protective response.

Morton’s neuromas commonly occur in the interdigital spaces of the lesser digits. The location of it is one of the main reasons why it can be very painful and more difficult to treat.

Risk factors include inappropriate footwear, prolonged use of high heels, tight footwear or even reduction in the size of the fat pad in the feet.

If you feel affected by the above symptoms don’t hesitate to come and see your Podiatrist and get Morton’s neuroma treated.