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What Are My Treatment Options for Morton's Neuroma?

Your feet do more than get you where you need to go. They support your entire body. When your feet are painful and irritated, it can be hard to get through your daily routine. This is especially true if you’re struggling with Morton’s neuroma

The good news is that there are many treatments and therapies available to you that will help you walk away from pain. 

Our team of experienced doctors at US Neuropathy Centers specializes in treating the root cause of your Morton’s neuroma so you can get back to life without agonizing symptoms. 

An overview of Morton’s neuroma

Morton’s neuroma refers to a painful condition that affects your foot and toes. When the tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to your toes becomes inflamed, you experience the resulting pain, burning, and tingling sensation in the ball of your foot. 

In addition to pain, you might experience other uncomfortable symptoms like feeling you have a pebble in your shoe or that you’re standing on a fold in your sock. 

Anything that puts inordinate pressure on your feet puts you at risk for developing Morton’s neuroma. For example, wearing high-heeled or ill-fitting shoes, participating in high-impact sports and activities, and suffering from foot deformities like bunions are all common risk factors for this condition. 

Treating your Morton’s neuroma

We understand just how excruciating and inconvenient this condition can be. That’s why we’re proud to offer a comprehensive list of treatment options. 

We conduct thorough examinations, evaluations, and other tests to understand the exact cause and extent of your symptoms before creating your customized treatment plan. Here are a few of the treatments we recommend most often. 

Changing your footwear

We aim to treat your symptoms as conservatively as possible, so we start at the source by making changes to your footwear. 

Shoes with a wider toe box offer more room for your feet to fit comfortably. We also encourage you not to lace your shoes tightly and avoid shoes with high heels. 

These small adjustments significantly reduce the pressure on your foot and toes and can give your irritated tissues a chance to heal. 

Pain management

Another conservative treatment option is managing your pain with over-the-counter pain medications to reduce inflammation and pain. We can direct you toward the best pain reliever for your specific needs. 

Physical therapy

When your pain is under control, you can start physical therapy. We guide you through a series of strengthening and stretching exercises, which will loosen your aggravated tissues.

Surgery

Sometimes, conservative methods simply aren’t working or your symptoms are so severe you need more aggressive treatment. In these cases, we may suggest surgical intervention in the form of endoscopic decompression. 

We insert a small camera and fiber-optic light attached to a thin, flexible tube into your foot. This helps us locate the agitated nerve easily so we can decompress it. Decompressing the nerve virtually eliminates your pain and accompanying symptoms. 

This kind of surgery is a quick, outpatient procedure with no downtime. You can walk out of our office and return to your daily routine immediately after the procedure. 

With so many effective treatments available, there’s no reason to spend another day in pain and discomfort. If you’d like to get started with a consultation, call our Marietta, Georgia, office or schedule an appointment online today.

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