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Help for Your Morton’s Neuroma

Your feet are among the most underappreciated parts of your body. You stick them in a shoe and pound them on the pavement all day long, so it’s no wonder that they can become painful and irritated. 

Fortunately, our team of experts at US Neuropathy Centers specializes in identifying the warning signs of debilitating conditions like Morton’s neuroma and providing you the treatment you need. 

A closer look at Morton’s neuroma

Have you ever had something stuck in your shoe? Each step can be excruciating until you get it out. That’s a lot like what Morton’s neuroma feels like, except getting rid of the pain is more complicated than emptying out your shoe. 

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that mainly affects the ball of your foot and the area between your third and fourth toes. 

Along with a burning pain that often radiates to other areas of your foot, you might also experience additional symptoms like tingling and numbness in your toes. 

What causes Morton’s neuroma?

The pain associated with Morton’s neuroma stems from a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This usually happens as a result of excessive pressure, irritation, or injury to the nerves in your foot. 

Anyone can suffer from Morton’s neuroma, but some of the factors that increase your risk include:

Whatever is causing your Morton’s neuroma, it’s crucial that you seek medical care quickly and don’t ignore severe pain. Neglecting to treat Morton’s neuroma can lead to permanent nerve damage. 

Treating your Morton’s neuroma

Our team knows just how frustrating Morton’s neuroma can be. That’s why we offer comprehensive treatments that don’t simply mask your pain but address the underlying condition. 

We begin by conducting a series of physical exams and imaging tests to pinpoint exactly where the damaged nerve is. After we rule out all other possible causes, we get to work creating your treatment plan. 

Here are some of the most common treatment options we offer. 

Physical therapy

We always strive to treat your Morton’s neuroma conservatively, so your treatment plan will likely begin with physical therapy. 

We guide you through stretching exercises that gently loosen your ligaments and tendons. This effectively releases the tension and pressure on the nerve and can help you feel significantly less pain. 

Nerve decompression

Sometimes you need a more invasive procedure to get true relief. In that case, we recommend nerve decompression. 

This involves inserting a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope into your foot. The endoscope has a fiber-optic light at the end, which helps us accurately locate the damaged nerve. Once we find the nerve, we carefully decompress the nerve with special tools. 

Nerve decompressions are routine outpatient procedures that produce immediate results. Most of our patients can bear weight right after and experience no side effects. 

There’s no reason to spend another day limping along in pain. If you’d like more information or are ready to get started with treatment, contact our Marietta, Georgia, office, or request an appointment online.

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