Morton’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:
- Abnormal bone structure of the toes
- Flat feet
- Foot problems, including bunions and hammer toes
- High foot arches
- Pressure from poor-fitting shoes
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.