How should I shop for new shoes that won't hurt my neuroma?

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If you have a Morton's neuroma that causes pain in the ball of your foot or numbness in your toes, you know that the discomfort can be better or worse depending on the shoes you are wearing. Shoes can certainly effect the pain caused by a Morton's neuroma. If your shoe is too narrow, it will compress the metatarsal bones and increase the pressure on the neuroma. This added pressure will increase the pain that your neuroma is causing.

For this reason, if you are suffering from a Morton's neuroma try to purchase the widest shoes that will fit you. You don't want it to purchase a shoe that is so wide that you slip around in it, but the widest shoe that will still provide a good fit. Also, consider lowering your heel height, which will reduce the pressure on the ball of your foot.  

If you do change the shoes you are wearing but continue to feel the pain from the Morton's neuroma, don't wait any longer. Contact Dr. Andrew Schneider at Tanglewood Foot Specialists of Houston, TX for an evaluation. Pain relief can be found much easier if you come in soon!

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.