What is a Mortons Neuroma?

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Houston Morton's neuroma treatmentA Morton’s neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that travels between your metatarsal bones in the foot. The most common location on the foot to form is between the third and fourth toes. Most people with a Morton's neuroma feel a burning or stabbing pain in the ball of their foot. Some people also feel numbness in their toes.

 

During the normal course of walking, the nerve receives pressure from the bones on either side of them. This causes the nerve to enlarge and become inflamed. The inflammation is responsible for the discomfort. Because shoes, expecially women's dress shoes, can put more pressure on the ball of the foot, many people find that the pain is worse when wearing theses shoes. They also notice a relief of their pain when they take off their shoes or wear a more open sandal.

 

If you have been feeling a burning or stabbing pain in the ball of your foot or numbness in your toes, you do not have to stay in pain! Contact Houston podiatrist Dr. Andrew Schneider at Tanglewood Foot Specialists for a comprehensive evaluation.

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