It is defined as the condition which produces thicken tissue around the nerves which supply your toes. Most common site of Morton’s neuroma is area between your third and fourth toes. The character of pain is sharp burning pain around the ball of your foot.
Following are the signs and symptoms of Morton’s neuroma:
- Tingling sensation in your toes
- Burning pain
- Pebble feels in your shoes when standing
It occurs due to the chronic irritation or any pressure injury to the nerves which supply your foot. Wearing high heels, foot deformities and certain sports injury may increase the risk of this painful condition.
After taking history your doctor might recommend the following tests to diagnosis the condition:
- Ultrasound to check the internal structure of foot and check the extend of disease.
- MRI to check the soft tissue injury
- X-ray to rule out the other causes.
Treatment depends upon the severity of your disease, treatment options include conservative treatment and medical treatment, include:
- Injections of steroid to reduce the pain and inflammation.
- Decompression surgery to relieve the pressure from the nerve
- Surgical removal of extra growth which compress the nerve
- Physical therapy of foot
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
Following tips and home remedies will help to reduce the pain:
- Ice massage to reduce the pain and swelling
- Take painkillers
- Avoid wearing high heels
- Reduce heavy activities
- Wear comfortable footwear