What is Morton’s Neuroma?
What is Morton’s Neuroma? If you are feeling pain in the ball of the foot (metatarsals), you may have developed Morton’s Neuroma.
Morton’s Neuroma (or neuritis) is a condition where the nerve that runs between the long bones in the ball of the foot has become inflamed. A person who has developed this condition may experience shooting pain, tingling, numbness or swelling – which can be extremely uncomfortable and affect your daily life.
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Morton’s Neuroma Symptoms & Treatment
There are several symptoms that can indicate a person may be suffering from this condition.
The main symptom is typically pain in the ball of your foot. This may feel like a burning or stabbing sensation, and it can even feel like you are standing on a small rock or pebble. Other symptoms of this condition include:
- Numb sensation in toes and top of feet
- Difficulty walking due to the pain
- Tingling feeling
Fortunately, this condition is quite easy to diagnose and treat. Our trained podiatrists at East Gosford Podiatry are well versed in helping patients who suffer from Morton’s Neuroma and prevent it for those who are prone to developing the condition. Treatment will depend on your unique case, and your podiatrist will suggest the best solution for you. There are minor and extreme treatments available depending on the severity of your Morton’s Neuroma.
When To See A Podiatrist
As soon as you experience pain or prolonged paid over the period of a week or two, book an appointment with your local podiatrist to get your foot examined.
The earlier you see a podiatrist the better, as the longer you leave the condition untreated, the worse it can get and the more extreme treatment methods become.
What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Answers from East Gosford Podiatry
Morton’s Neuroma should be diagnosed and treated by a professional and experienced podiatrist to ensure the best result possible. The team at East Gosford Podiatry are friendly and have a vast knowledge of Morton’s Neuroma. If you are experiencing pain in the ball of your foot, our podiatrists will be able to properly diagnose and treat your issue. We specialise in offering effective treatments and preventative measures to help ease foot pain and increase the quality of life. Our podiatrists also specialise in a variety of different conditions and are able to perform in-home consultations.
East Gosford Podiatry is very active in the Central Coast Community and surrounding suburbs including Wyoming, Gosford, Terrigal, Green point and Erina. We are passionate about providing comprehensive podiatry care and individually assessing and tailoring treatments to have all our patient’s pain-free and functioning.