Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that can cause pain, possibly severe. At Family Footcare, P.C., our foot specialist in Southfield has the experience to diagnose, assess, and treat Morton’s Neuroma, along with many other foot diseases and ailments.
What exactly is this disease? In most cases, it forms on the ball of your foot between where the third and fourth toes are. You may feel as if you have a small obstruction in your shoe, such as a pebble. Morton’s Neuroma develops as the result of a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the nerves leading to your toes. Typical symptoms include sharp pain, numbness, stinging, and burning. In addition, there are certain factors that can increase your risk of Morton’s Neuroma. Among them are jogging, running, wearing tight shoes or high heels, and having bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, or high arches. Let our foot specialist in Southfield give you a checkup and determine if you have Morton’s Neuroma. The diagnostic process contains a physical examination as well as x-rays, or in some cases an ultrasound or an MRI. Treatment options will be determined by the severity of your pain. Arch supports or shoe orthotics, inserts put inside your footwear, may be good enough for mild cases. Other possibilities are steroid injections, and surgery. The good news is that the majority of times, Morton’s Neuroma can be treated non-invasively. When surgery is the best choice, it can involve releasing the tissue around the nerve, or removing the nerve entirely. You will be advised as to which is most applicable for you, and in either situation, you will find that healing occurs fairly quickly.
When you experience any of the symptoms that are listed above, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We will schedule you to come in for an exam.