Treating Morton’s Neuroma

Nerve pain can be a frustrating condition to have because the source of the pain is not always obvious. A neuroma, which is a growth of nerve tissues that typically forms between the third and fourth toes, can cause tingling, numbness, swelling, and pain in the toes or forefoot area. When the tissues surrounding the nerve thicken due to excessive pressure, trauma, or irritation, Morton’s neuroma can form. Walking can exacerbate the pain, and people often report feeling like they have a pebble in their shoe.

The most common causes of Morton’s neuroma are:

Treatments

Many conservative measures can be used to address Morton’s neuroma, such as:

For more serious cases, an experienced foot care specialist can determine an appropriate treatment, which may include injections or surgery.

Especially for nerve pain, it is important to consult with a podiatrist who is skilled in diagnosing and treating nerve-related issues like Dr. Gabriel Maislos at Houston Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Maislos is a board-certified podiatrist who has been treating all types of podiatric issues, from plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, to sports injuries and nail fungusand has numerous certifications to provide the best possible care for each of his patients. If you suspect a nerve problem, or have any other discomfort, please contact us or call our office in Southwest Houston at (713) 541-3199 to schedule an appointment today!

 

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