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Morton’s Neuroma

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Neuroma Treatment | Comments Off on Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Morton’s neuroma involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb. To read more click here. If you are suffering from foot pain call us...

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Morton’s Neuroma is Capable of Sidelining Tennis Pros and Amateurs Alike

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Neuroma Treatment | Comments Off on Morton’s Neuroma is Capable of Sidelining Tennis Pros and Amateurs Alike

Many international tennis fans were saddened to learn about Milos Raonic. In the week before Memorial Day 2015, the 24-year-old, Canadian tennis player found himself in an unfortunate situation. The source of his consternation was an ongoing foot injury. For those that may have missed the sports headlines, he had Morton’s neuroma. The tennis pro tried surgical intervention to correct the problem but has yet to fully recover. For many people who undergo a neurectomy, the post-surgery recovery period typically takes six weeks. By all media accounts, the tennis pro opted to have his surgery in early May. So, it is no wonder that he was unable to resume his frenetic pace in time for the start of Roland Garros tournament. At this point, he’s shooting for a return to the courts in late June and we hope that...

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Can You Treat Morton’s Neuromas with a Trip to the Massage Parlor?

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Neuroma Treatment | Comments Off on Can You Treat Morton’s Neuromas with a Trip to the Massage Parlor?

Many Americans struggle with Morton’s neuromas. Blamed on repeated nerve irritation and compression, it causes people to experience great pain directly in between their third and fourth toes every time they take a step. Consequently, they may decide to get foot massages at the local mall. Although this sounds like a superlative idea, it isn’t. Remember, the nerve is already irritated and under pressure. So, massaging the foot in the wrong way could exacerbate the situation. If you look at a human foot from end to end, you’ll notice that the toes extend into a thick area known casually as the ball. Anatomy and physiologists often refer to that general area as the metatarso-phalangeal joint. It’s where our toes hook up with the cuneiform and cuboid. The cuneiform and cuboid connect to the navicular and calcaneus, respectively. They meet...

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Morton’s Neuromas: A Common, Painful Condition

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in Neuroma Treatment | Comments Off on Morton’s Neuromas: A Common, Painful Condition

Have you ever felt excruciating pain in the ball of your foot? Was it enough to make you remove your shoes and check for small, foreign objects? If you didn’t find anything inside of your shoes, you could be suffering from Morton’s neuromas. Here’s a rudimentary summary of the condition and what can be done about it: If you were to look at the anatomy of a human foot, you would discover what’s known as the intermetatarsal plantar nerve. It traditionally runs from the ankle area to the space in between the third and fourth toes. Certain activities, such as a woman wearing 2-inch tall high-heeled shoes or stiletto-heeled boots, can put extreme pressure onto that nerve. Over time, that continuous pressure can cause severe nerve damage. The extensive nerve damage, in turn, can cause agonizing pain and a...

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