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What can a Podiatrist do for Neuroma’s in the Foot?

There are times we could feel an abrupt shooting pain in one of our feet. This shooting pain is typically noticed between your 3rd and 4th toes.This pain usually are a neuroma or as it is also known, Morton’s Neuroma. This is usually a prevalent foot condition treated by Podiatrists. When you have a neuroma there will be swelling and pain in the area. The symptoms that you will experience if you do have a neuroma typically are often sharp shooting pain, burning, pins and needles, prickling, cramps in the front area of the foot and in some cases you will have deficiencies in feeling in that area of the foot.

The reason behind the neuroma is generally because the bones of the 3rd and 4th toes are compressing a nerve which is situated between them. You will get the shooting pain of the neuroma after there's been substantial pressure on the front of the foot. Those activities that cause this kind of force are walking, standing, jumping or even running. They are high-impact exercises that have been able to put a high amount of pressure and stress on your feet. Another way that you can get this condition is by using footwear with pointed toes and higher heels. The higher heels places pressure on the foot as the weight of the body is supported by the front area of your foot. While there is no other balance for the foot you are required to depend upon the ball of the foot to stabilize the body while you're walking, standing or other activity.

Neuromas certainly are a curable foot ailment that can also be avoided from occurring altogether. The first step to dealing with the neuroma would be to choose and wear the right footwear. The footwear you should choose will need to have a wide area for the ball of the foot and the top of the shoes must not press down onto your feet. Next give some thought to wearing a foot orthotic that's been built with a metatarsal support. The support should be placed behind the ball of the foot. By having the metatarsal pad placed in this spot the force on the feet are relieved as the weight on the foot is evenly distributed throughout the feet. If these self-help steps don't help, then go to a podiatrist for additional options.