Morton’s Neuroma occurs in a nerve in the foot, often between the third and fourth toes. The condition involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes. A neuroma is caused by repeated friction and pressure on the nerve, which in turn causes the nerve to scar and become thicker. The result is numbness, tingling, or burning between the toes. Pain or burning also may shoot backwards up the foot into the leg.
Morton’s Neuroma may also occur in response to irritation, injury, pressure or for unknown reasons. As the day goes on, sufferers may experience more pain that is relieved when shoes are removed. Symptoms are heightened when wearing stiff, restrictive shoes.
Morton’s Neuroma is usually easy to treat with a quality insole designed to provide cushioning in the forefoot area while also offering heel cushioning and arch support. The Spenco Polysorb Total Support Insoles has been designed to meet all of these needs and helps treat and prevent Morton’s Neuroma. Check out the Pedag Comfort Insoles or Pedag Leather Orthotics at Pedag Leather Inserts.
It is recommended that sufferers wear shoes with a roomy toe box. Wearing proper fitting shoes and a quality insole will give sufferers quick relief. While in the most severe of cases a Morton’s Neuroma may require surgery. Ball of Foot cushions can help alleviate pain as they lessen the pressure on the forefoot. The Spenco Gel Ball of Foot Cushions and Apara Steppies for High Heels (and ladies shoes) offer this type of forefoot cushioning.