Morton’s neuroma involves a common health condition, in which nerves across the ball area of your foot affect adversely and thereby, become inflamed and painful.

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What Is The Best Treatment For Morton's Neuroma?

A large number of patients suffering from the problem of Morton’s Neuroma often ask a common question i.e. the best treatment to cure their conditions or manage their symptoms. For this, experts have said that the treatment options may be anything depending on actual condition of a patient and according to which-

Non-Operative Treatment Options To Cure Neuroma

Non-operative or non-surgical treatment options for Morton’s neuroma aim to eliminate or reduce your pain and other related symptoms. These are further available in different types-

  • Changes In Schedule or Lifestyle by Patients
  • Using an effective arch support while walking
  • Wearing appropriate supportive type of shoes
  • Wearing shoes come with wide toe boxes
  • Wearing cushion footwear/shoes
  • Lose extra bodyweight

Modification or putting limit on physical activities, especially the ones, which trigger your burning or tingling sensation and pain

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Medicines/Vaccinations/Supporting Devices

Other than aforementioned significant changes in your lifestyle or daily activities, you have to undergo with other essential non-surgical treatment options for Morton’s neuroma. These include-

Oral Anti-inflammatory Medicines. Anti-inflammatory medicines taken orally are useful to avoid or reduce your inflammation and pain significantly in Morton’s neuroma.

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Custom Foot Orthotics. Custom foot orthotics options for Morton’s neuroma are arch supports prescribed by doctors and they consist of directly from a mold or casting of one’s feet. Theoretically, orthotics supports are able to provide extreme level of support as compared to any shoe inserts bought from your nearby pharmacy center.

Protective Pads. Cushioning and padding of the ball area of your foot has proved to be effective in preventing your physical irritation while you wear shoes.

Physical Therapy. Physical therapists for Morton’s neuroma perform various techniques, including the ultrasound to reduce your pain and inflammation. They even may guide you about various ways related to stretching your legs and feet in a right way.

Sclerosing Alcohol Injections. Doctors inject sclerosing alcohol injection around the infected nerve to make its capacity to cause pain weak as possible. In simple words, alcohol injections are responsible for deadening of the affected nerve. An interesting feature in this case is that you will expect to get instant and permanent relief from the pain you experience from sclerosing alcohol injections.

Cortisone Injections. Cortisone injections for Morton’s neuroma are strong anti-inflammatory medications used in a rapid way for reducing the pain related to any inflamed nerve. Pain reliefs you experience from injections are of temporary ones.

Surgery To Cure Morton’s Neuroma Problem. Surgery associated with the cure of Morton’s neuroma problem often requires removal of the affected nerve in the ball area of one’s foot. For this,

Removal Of Metatarsal Bones Or The Affected Nerve. Doctors make an incision on top of your affected foot and remove the metatarsal bones or the affected nerve carefully. Surgeons should essentially remove the respective painful nerve enough back to avoid their impinged at your ball area of the foot.

Release Of A Tight Ligament. Depending on the condition of a patient, doctors may opt for alternative surgical procedure, where they release a tight ligament responsible to encase the painful or affected nerve.

Symptoms Of Morton’s Neuroma

Patients suffering from Neuroma often experience pain on their bottom area of the foot i.e. usually under third and fourth toe, even though any other toe may affect.

  • Extent of pain in this case may be anything i.e. it may be sharp and severe or mild and dull.
  • In some cases, you may feel numbness across your toe areas.
  • A large number of patients complain that they are walking on a pebble or feel as rolling up their socks within the shoe.
  • Pain becomes worse while you walk in barefoot.

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Pramod Kerkar

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: March 19, 2019

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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