What is Morton’s Neuroma?

If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe, then might understand the first symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. Often, this condition causes you to feel as if a rock is stuck in your shoe, your sock is bunched up, or something is poking you in the ball of the foot

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe, then might understand the first symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. Often, this condition causes you to feel as if a rock is stuck in your shoe, your sock is bunched up, or something is poking you in the ball of the foot

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe, then might understand the first symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. Often, this condition causes you to feel as if a rock is stuck in your shoe, your sock is bunched up, or something is poking you in the ball of the foot

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe, then might understand the first symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. Often, this condition causes you to feel as if a rock is stuck in your shoe, your sock is bunched up, or something is poking you in the ball of the foot

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe, then might understand the first symptoms of Morton’s neuroma. Often, this condition causes you to feel as if a rock is stuck in your shoe, your sock is bunched up, or something is poking you in the ball of the foot

Foot Neuroma

Among other body parts, your feet are the ones that most commonly experience pain. Most of the time, you only need to rest for the pain to subside. However, persistent pain can indicate a serious underlying condition like foot neuroma.

The Center For Morton’s Neuroma provides non-invasive treatments for different foot problems. We can help you recover from foot neuroma and get back on track quickly. Get in touch with us to learn more about the condition called foot neuroma.

Basic Information You Need to Know About Neuroma

It’s normal for people to experience pain in the feet once in a while. However, foot neuroma isn’t just any kind of foot problem. It doesn’t go away on its own and it can get worse through time. This is why it’s important to be informed about foot neuroma. Here are some things you need to know about foot neuroma.

The Cause of Neuroma

In medical terms, neuroma refers to abnormal growth in any other part of the body. As a patient, you might be worried because other types of neuroma are cancerous. Thankfully, foot neuroma is benign.

Foot neuroma occurs when there’s swelling in the nerve that runs between your metatarsals. As a result, you’ll feel severe pain in the ball of your foot and toes.

The root cause of foot neuroma remains unknown up to this day. However, there are certain factors that can trigger this kind of condition. These include your choice of footwear, foot injuries, and foot deformities.

The Early Signs of Neuroma

Sometimes Morton’s neuroma won’t have obvious signs like a lump. Instead, you’ll feel varying degrees of pain in your sole or toes. However, how does one differentiate Morton’s neuroma from other foot conditions? Here are the common symptoms of foot neuroma:

  • Feeling like there’s a pebble under the ball of your feet
  • Tingling and numbness in your toes
  • Sharp or burning pain from the ball of the foot to your toes
  • Pain while standing or walking

If you have any of the symptoms of foot neuroma, it’s advisable to see a medical professional immediately. This way, you can confirm if the pain is caused by foot neuroma or another condition.

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Diagnosing Neuroma

Foot disorders like Morton’s neuroma are often diagnosed by medical professionals called a podiatrist. They will palpate a part of your foot to elicit a Mulder’s sign. Oftentimes, people with foot neuroma will hear an audible click after the podiatrist does this test.

Your podiatrist will then ask you to undergo an X-ray and MRI. While an X-ray can’t detect foot neuroma, it can rule out other disorders like arthritis. An MRI, on the other hand, determines the size of the tumor in the foot.

Treatment for Neuroma Patients

The good thing about Morton’s neuroma is that it’s treatable. You can choose from a variety of non-invasive methods to heal from foot neuroma. Some of these procedures include:

  • Medications

Painkillers temporarily manage the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma so it’ll be easier to facilitate treatment for the patient.

  • Orthotics

Your podiatrist will give you specially made soft pads or insoles to take the pressure off from your foot.

  • Ultrasound Guided Ablations

This procedure can use uses radiofrequency waves to heat or cryotherapy to cool and treat the sensory nerve affected by foot neuroma.

  • Ultrasound Guided Neurolytic Injections

Sclerosing agents and anesthetic are injected into the foot neuroma to ease the pain.

Early detection can prevent a foot neuroma from worsening. With the right treatment, you’ll be able to heal at the soonest time possible.

Seek Medical Help for Neuroma

If you need medical help with foot neuroma, The Center For Morton’s Neuroma is here for you. We specialize in Mortons neuroma. Our goal is to provide specialized care and access to treatment for people with Morton’s neuroma. We help patients find a non-invasive treatment that’ll help them recuperate quickly.

Put an end to the pain caused by foot neuroma. Book a consultation with The Center For Morton’s Neuroma today.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Your Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is an increasingly painful condition. It occurs when the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes thickens, causing a burning sensation in the ball of the foot. It has been associated with the feeling of walking around in your shoes with a small rock constantly poking the ball of your foot.

Don’t let Morton’s Neuroma interfere with your daily routine. At The Center For Morton’s Neuroma, we’ll help you find the right treatment. We only recommend non-surgical interventions to our patients to avoid any risks that may arise from surgery.

Our Treatments and Procedures

There are a wide range of treatments and procedures which can be used to treat Morton’s Neuroma. However, each individual responds differently to certain kinds of treatment. That is why at The Center For Morton’s Neuroma, we carefully make our diagnosis before deciding on the best approach to treat your Morton’s Neuroma. Here are some of them:

Ultrasound Guided Cryotherapy Ablation for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

Unlike Radio Frequency Ablation which uses heat, Cryotherapy Ablation makes use of extremely cold temperatures. This procedure is done by using liquid nitrogen or argon gas in order to freeze and destroy tissues affected by Morton’s Neuroma.

Ultrasound Guided Neurolytic Injections for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

This treatment involves injecting a sclerosing agents like concentrated alcohol into the affected tissue. This eliminates or at least significantly decreases the ability of the nerves to transmit pain signals, thereby causing pain relief.

Customized Orthotics for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

Our custom-designed orthotics will help you with your biomechanical foot issues such as problems with walking and running. We offer two types of designs that ensure maximum comfort and rigidness for your feet. You can choose from:
Comfort Orthotic
This is designed to offer maximum support and shock absorption.
It also fits perfectly into any type of sneaker design.
Support Orthotic
Its 16-18mm heel cup depth is designed to provide fuller heel support. It is also made of thicker plastic which makes for better rearfoot control.

Ultrasound Guided Radio Frequency Ablation for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

This minimally invasive treatment makes use of high-frequency radio waves which target nerves affected by Morton’s Neuroma. The heat emitted by these radio waves breaks down proteins which prevents nerve fibers from transmitting pain. In addition, this procedure stimulates the creation of new blood vessels which promotes healing.

Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

This method involves harnessing your body’s natural ability to regenerate itself in order to promote the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are done by taking a sample of your own blood, then centrifuging it to concentrate the platelets. After this, the activated platelets are then administered into the damaged tissues.

Corticosteroid Injection for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

For temporary pain relief, Corticosteroid Injections can be used on the affected area. This medication, however, should not be used as an initial treatment due to its adverse effects. Some of these include weakening of the muscles and ligaments which could lead to pain and instability.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Morton’s Neuroma Relief

This treatment transmits pressure waves onto the affected area through the use of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. These waves help stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process.

Schedule an Appointment With The Center For Morton’s Neuroma Today

Don’t wait for your condition to get worse, contact The Center For Morton’s Neuroma today. We are committed to providing our patients with non-surgical treatments for their Morton’s Neuroma. Our philosophy is to only recommend surgical interventions as a last resort.

To know more about our products and services you can call us at (774) 421-9144 or email us at office@mortonsneuroma.com. You can also visit our clinic at 600 Worcester Rd, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01702.

Full spectrum of treatments for Morton’s neuroma

We are the only center (that we know of) to provide the widest spectrum of treatments available to treat Morton’s neuroma. This allows us to tailor your treatment so that it is right for you.

 

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