What increases the risk of getting Morton’s neuroma?
High impact activities that increases the risk of compression or elevates pressure in the fore-foot can greatly aggravate the risk of developing Morton neuroma. Choice of special orthotics and activity modification in at-risk population (such as ballet dancers, sprinters, athletes, military personnel) can reduce the risk significantly.
See our article on: Morton’s neuroma in Runners? Skiers? Ballerinas?
Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.