Mortons Neuroma

No More Neuromas

Stephen D. Lasday, DPM Foot Pain, Podiatrist Sarasota and Bradenton Leave a Comment

Mortons NeuromaMorton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, often the area between your third and fourth toes, but could be between any adjacent toes.  It is a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. It can cause a sharp and/or burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.

Morton’s neuroma is more common in women than in men. Although the exact cause is unknown, it is believed that they are caused by tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves. A neuroma can feel like you have a pebble in your shoe—it’s very annoying!

The following may play a role in developing a neuroma:

Treatments may include special shoes (Ladies—don’t panic…they don’t have to be ugly!) or inserts and/or cortisone injections. Sometimes  surgical removal of the growth is necessary.

In order to help avoid this aggravating condition, wear shoes that fit well and have a wide toe-box!

If you are looking for a podiatrist in the Sarasota-Bradenton area, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Lasday right away for a thorough and professional evaluation, either in his Bradenton Podiatry office or Sarasota Podiatry office.

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