Why does it feel like I’m walking on a pebble?
One of the most common reasons for pain in the balls of your feet is Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is when the nerves between the third and fourth toes become inflamed. This results in pain, tightness, burning, or a feeling as though you are walking on a pebble. This problem develops due to wearing tight shoes that put pressure on your toes, for instance high heels. As a result of this, women suffer from Morton’s neuroma more often than men do.
Treating a neuroma can be easy if caught early. Simply changing your shoes to ones with more room can often do the trick. You may need to wear a custom-made orthotic device in your shoes for a period of time or do some toe stretches.
If you have questions about treating a more advanced Morton’s neuroma, call Dr. Bil Buksh at (405) 285-7408 to schedule an appointment in our Edmond, OK office.