Yes, Physical Therapy plays an important part in the treatment of Morton’s neuroma.
Conservative and non-surgical interventions including physical therapy are the often first line of therapy in the management of Morton neuroma.
Physiological modifications such as muscle stretching and strengthening as well as certain adjustments can help redefine and improve your foot mechanics to alleviate the symptoms of Morton neuroma. Additionally, it minimizes the risk of developing other foot-related complications and disorders.
Physical therapists play an important role in the treatment of Morton’s neuroma. They assess the gait and foot mechanics in order to understand your particular pathophysiology and causes of Morton neuroma. The pain of Morton’s neuroma often causes people to walk a certain way to decrease weight bearing over the ball of the foot in order to avoid pain. If done for a long period, this gait modification can cause complications including arthritis and back pain. Gait modifications advised by Physical therapists can help in restoring optimal body mechanics and balance to improve healing and rejuvenation.
Morton’s neuroma Physical Therapy should be considered in the following circumstances:
Physical therapy and other holistic methods of care are valuable in the long-term management of Morton neuroma. In fact, individuals who opt for other modalities of care should also consider physical therapy to aid in the process of healing and rehabilitation. It is important to see a Physical Therapist that has significant experience with Morton’s neuroma.