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10 Signs you may have Morton’s neuroma

Do you have foot pain or metatarsalgia? What are the 10 signs that you may have Morton’s neuroma? We specialize in treating Morton’s neuroma.

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What shoes should I wear for Morton’s neuroma?

We are often asked what shoes should I get for my Morton’s neuroma? Shoes are critical in preventing and treating Morton’s neuroma.Our recommendations are..

What conditions mimic Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma often mimics other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions of the foot, which makes it quite challenging to accurately diagnose.

Morton’s neuroma complications – untreated morton’s neuroma

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What happens if you leave Morton’s neuroma untreated? What are the long term complications of untreated Morton’s neuroma?

Morton neuroma can make walking difficult and can restrict weight bearing physical activities such as running, plying golf, tennis, skiing, soccer and football. Persons with this foot condition may also have trouble with any activities that put pressure on the foot, even pressing the gas pedal while driving. It may hurt to wear certain types of shoes, such as high-heels.

Generally untreated Morton’s neuroma gets worse and can progress to restrict all weight bearing activities eventually leading to a patients sitting or lying all day because weight bearing becomes just to painful. What started out as pain at the end of a long run or at the end of a ski day often eventually progress to the point where you can’t run or ski at all!

Often patients try to walk in a way that avoids putting weight on the ball of their Morton’s foot. After a while some individuals with Morton’s neuroma develop an abnormal walking pattern (which is called an “abnormal gait”) due to the continuous pain and pressure. This can then lead to other problems such as arthritis, and back pain.

Morton’s Neuroma complications

Some studies have shown that up to 33% of all patients with pain in the ball of the foot have untreated Morton’s neuroma. So what start’s out as a mere painful inconvenience can unfortunately progress and have serious consequences…

Thankfully, there are now many procedures that can be performed to cure Morton’s neuroma without the need for surgery such as  ultrasound guided radio frequency ablation, ultrasound guided cryo-surgery and ultrasound guided neurolytic injections.

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