At the recent Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), a study had shown that women and their choice of foot wear may make them more vulnerable to certain foot conditions than others. Women who are active, flat footed, and/or wear narrow shoes often are more likely to experience neuromas in their feet.
Surgeon Kris DiNucci recalled that the most common condition of these foot wear habits is the Morton’s Neuroma. When a Morton’s Neuroma occurs, victims of the condition may experience an inflamed nerve at the base of their fourth and fifth toe along with swelling or a tingling sensation. These types of foot conditions can be prevented and alleviated with the help of proper foot wear such as orthotics or shoes that are not too flat.
Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to cope with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang and his staff at New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang and his team can diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones. Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.
What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.
If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Metaire and New Orleans, LA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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