Podiatrist, Dr. John Sterinberg states, "morton’s neuroma is an otherwise harmless cyst that causes numbness, and shooting or burning pain in the ball of the foot. Toes that are forced into a tight space for a long time are subjected to extra pressure that then causes swelling and pain. The same effect happens after repeated high-impact activities, including years of wearing high heels. Unfortunately, even minor pain may cause you to limp or change your gait, which leads to other problems because your natural walking mechanics are all off.If the problem persists, foot specialists typically prescribe injections of cortisone or alcohol solution to reduce swelling; custom orthotics to correct foot mechanics and separate the toes; and/or physical therapy. Surgery—once the standard approach—is reserved for only the most extreme cases."
At our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we treat many caes of Morton's Neuroma very successfully with conservative treatments, proper footwear, custom orthotics, physical therapy, manipulation, ice, etc.
If you or a loved one requires competent, honest advice, foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.