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What is a Neuroma?

A Morton's neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth that develops in the tissue surrounding a nerve in the foot, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. It is believed to be caused by chronic irritation or compression of the nerve, which can result in a thickening of the tissue and the formation of the growth. Morton's neuroma can cause symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling in the affected area, and is typically diagnosed based on a physical examination and imaging tests such as an MRI. Treatment options for Morton's neuroma may include anti-inflammatory medications, injections, physical therapy, and in some cases, surgery. It is important to consult with a podiatrist if you are experiencing symptoms of Morton's neuroma in order to determine the most appropriate course of treatment.

Common causes

  • Poor foot posture and lower limb mechanics 

  • Poor-fitting shoes

  • Tight and or weak muscles 

  • Pain from other sources 

  • Overload from training

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Paraesthesia

  • Burning sensation

  • Shooting pains

  • Pain on weight-bearing

  • Numbness

Diagnoses:

  • Direct strain applied between the metatarsal heads ought to reproduce the side effects.

  • The forefoot crush test is known as a Mulder's click.

  • An MRI or ultrasound assessment or an X-ray might be advised for differential determinations, for example, stress fractures.

 

How can our team help you if have a Neuroma?

During your initial consultation, we will quickly diagnose the issue and we will create a bespoke treatment plan which might include:

The different treatment options will be discussed and a treatment plan will be outlined to you. We strive to educate the patient and provide them with the tools to stay injury-free. 

 

If you would like to book an appointment please click the link or call us on 02035760630 

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