Morton’s Neuroma – Interdigital Neuritis/Fibrosis
Do you suffer from tingling, burning, or numbness to your toes? A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot or that there is something in your shoe or your sock is bunched up? Please read on for how we can help you.
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot. Morton’s neuroma is the thickening of one of the nerves leading to the toes. It can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. The toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.
Conservative treatment for Morton’s neuroma includes padding, icing, orthotics, physical therapy, activity modifications, shoe modifications, non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications and Injection therapy.
Surgery may be considered for patients who have not responded adequately to non-surgical treatments. Dr Reza Naraghi, our podiatric surgeon, will determine the approach that is best for your condition. Depending on the procedure performed, recovery periods vary. In most cases patients can wear normal shoes in 10-14 days.
Associate Professor Reza Naraghi is currently finishing his PhD. studies with the University of Western Australia on ‘The epidemiology and aetiology of Morton’s neuroma’.