What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Imagine walking with a pebble inside your shoe. That’s the best way to describe the sensation experienced by someone who has Morton’s Neuroma. What’s behind that feeling is a benign growth of nerve tissue that causes pain, burning, tingling, and numbness on the ball of your foot and between your toes. Morton’s Neuroma develops due to wearing tight shoes that put pressure on your toes, such as high heels. As a result of this, women suffer from Morton’s neuroma more often than men.

At Edmond/Norman Foot & Ankle Clinic our board certified podiatric surgeon, Dr. A. Bil Buksh is one of central Oklahoma’s leading experts on treating nerve issues of the foot and has had over 15 years of practice. He recommends the following suggestions for relief from Morton’s Neuroma:

  • For immediate relief of the pain, stop walking, take off your shoes and rub the painful area. Apply an ice pack to the bottom of your foot.
  • Choose shoes that have thick, shock-absorbent soles. Make sure there is also plenty of room in the front of the shoe for your toes to move around. Insoles should be designed to keep excessive pressure off your feet. Avoid high heels.
  • Try orthotics. At Edmond/Norman Foot & Ankle Clinic we can fit your feet with custom orthotics designed to keep pressure off trouble spots and thus, reduce pain when walking.
  • Use special padding or tape the ball of the foot.
  • Take anti-inflammatory medications (if prescribed by your doctor) to reduce pain and inflammation.

If conservative treatments don’t meet your needs, or if your Morton’s neuroma has progressed past the threshold for such options, call (405) 285-7408 today. We can provide surgery to remove the inflamed nerve and have you back on your feet within a few weeks. For more information, contact the experts at Edmond/Norman Foot and Ankle Clinic in Oklahoma.