Morton’s Neuroma Treatment

January 19, 2012

Morton’s  Neuroma: Burning, Tingling, Numbness in Your Foot, Difficulty Walking

If you’re suffering with radiating pain in your foot until the point where you can’t even take a step without being in agony, you may have a condition called Morton’s Neuroma. With this condition, you may feel like there’s some sort of object in your sock that is causing you irritation, but every time you look, nothing is there. You may be surprised to know that the “object” is really an enlarged nerve under the ball of your foot that only gets worse with time.  However, there is good news.

The hidden signs of Morton’s Neuroma

Learn how to eliminate the risk of permanent damage to your feet before it is too late. What may seem like something minor to you, could develop into something much more serious if not treated properly! Therefore, what you choose to do with this information may make the difference between a pain-free life and one filled with the miserable repercussions of not acting when there was still time.

What Is Morton’s Neuroma?


Morton’s Neuroma, also known as intermetatarsal neuroma, is a condition where the laterel plantar nerve combines with the the medial plantar nerve to form one large nerve between the third and fourth toes. As above this nerve lies the deep transverse metatarsal ligament, when you walk, the ground pushes on the enlarged nerve and ligament pushes downward, causing compression and a burning sensation that radiates throughout the foot.

Sometimes you may experience tingling in your foot, and sometimes you may feel that it is turning eerily numb. You may also think that you have a foreign object in your sock or shoe, but when you go to shake it out, nothing is there. This is because you are feeling the enlarged nerve as it presses against the bottom of your foot.

In the beginning stages of Morton’s Neuroma, the pain may manifest only occasionally. However, if not treated during early development, or ignored altogether, the condition will worsen. The burning and tingling will become more constant until it is difficult to even walk across the room. If not caught in time, the nerve damage can become permanent and will warrant for you to go under the surgeon’s knife.

If the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma have not gotten your attention at this point to motivate you to seek immediate treatment, then perhaps the rest of this report will. It may save you much trouble down the road!

Where Did it Come From?

There are a number of factors that could be causing your condition. These include:

  • Shoes that have a tapered toe, rather than a box toe
  • Other deformities such as flatfoot, hammertoes and bunions
  • Repeated activities that may irritate the ball of your foot, such as running/jogging, basketball or tennis
  • Sudden trauma to the foot from an accident

Your specific instigator may be another factor besides these. Therefore,to truly understand what is putting you at risk for Morton’s Neuroma, it is important to seek an appointment with a licensed chiropodist. Even if you think you may know what is causing the problem, it is imperative to have a professional advise you of his expert findings, so that you can eliminate the chances of the disease progressing to permanent nerve damage.


If your feet are burning, tingling, or at times feel numb, do not expect for the problem to go away all by itself. Don’t wait for your foot to heal on its own, the condition grows more severe with time. Furthermore, do not try to treat the problem solely with homemade remedies such as soaking in epsom salt, or massaging the foot. These treatments may provide momentary relief, but they will not attack the root cause of the problem, and the nerve will only continue to enlarge. You must seek professional help.

Don’t take chances with your feet and allow serious problems to occur. Not only will putting off treatment result in a worsening of your agonizing physical condition, but you will likely feel pain in your pocketbook as well as you spend hundreds of dollars due to the need for surgery.

You need the IMMEDIATE assistance of a professional chiropodist who will help you to address your Morton’s Neuroma and its root cause once and for all.