Thursday, 21 September 2017 | Admin
Mortons Neuroma is a swelling of the nerve. When the nerve becomes compressed you experience tenderness and the area may be hot and swollen. The nerve most affected is the one between the 3rd and 4th toes.
Symptoms may inlude; numbness, burning, tingling and shooting pains (these mainly affect you at night). The pain is usually less severe when the foot is not bearing any weight.
The main causes of Neuroma are:
Avoid high heels and tight fitting shoes. The use of pads and orthotic insoles may help to relieve the pressure on the nerve. If the patient has flat feet, an arch support is incorporated. Other measures to relieve neuroma-type pain are thick-soled shoes and foot soaks.