High Heels Bring A Higher Risk for Mortonâ€™s Neuroma
The condition known as Morton’s Neuroma is relatively common in women. Morton’s Neuroma is often caused by overuse of high heels and other shoes that lack practicality. Neuromas can affect the nerves in between the toes; creating a ‘stabbing’ sensation similar to stabbing whilst walking.
That said, women who frequently wear high heels or narrow shoes are especially at risk for the condition. Opting for wide, deep shoes do not apply pressure to the metatarsals or other bones in the feet can help prevent Morton’s Neuroma. Metatarsal support pads can also help by removing pressure from the nerve and promoting natural foot movement.
Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to contend with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones. Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.
What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.
If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.
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