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Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is caused due to the swelling of the  inter metatarsal plantar nerve, usually involving the  third and fourth inter metatarsal spaces.  It is not a true tumor formation rather a fibrous tissue formation around nerve tissue. Pain on carrying weight, shooting pain while causing pressure are symptoms of this disease.

MRI scan can be helpful in determining this disease though it can be ineffective at times. Visiting your podiatrist at regular intervals can help to track of the disease. Long term solution to this problem can be effected only with the help of surgery.

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2 Responses to “Morton’s Neuroma”

  1. Vancouver Orthotics on August 4th, 2010 10:29 pm

    Thanks for sharing this information! The more useful and knowledgeable information out there the better. Please consider custom orthotics for treating foot pain in cases of flat feet or high arched individuals.

    Dr. Michael Horowitz, Vancouver Orthotics

  2. Tawna Whitford on September 22nd, 2010 1:53 pm

    For myself, I went to the doctor for a year regarding my neuroma with no relief. In fact their constant experiments for a cure made the pain worse! I was in so much pain that I stopped going to the doctors for help. I just so happened to own a pair of Birkenstock shoes that I started to wear and noticed that the pain got less and less. I could barely walk a few blocks at first without pain now after a year I am able to strap on my hiking boots and walk 6 plus miles without any problems! After hiking I put my birks back on and let my foot rest and life is good again. All my shoes are now Birks. I get them cheap and new off ebay often times for under $30 bucks. I recommend trying this first for yourself before radical surgery depending on the severity of your neuroma. For what ever reason, the footbed on the Birks gave me the greatest relief.

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