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Thornhill Chiropodist | Thornhill Morton's Neuroma | ON | The Foot Institute |

 


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)

 

441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965

 

Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381

 

Morton's Neuroma
 

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body creating nerve damage. Morton’s neuroma is the most common neuroma in the foot. It occurs at the base of the third and fourth toes.

If you have a Morton’s neuroma, you will likely experience the following symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot


The symptoms begin gradually and occur only occasionally at first. This generally happens when one is wearing narrow-toed shoes or performing certain aggravating activities. The symptoms may go away temporarily by massaging the foot or by avoiding activities that brought on the pain.

However, over time, the symptoms progressively worsen and may persist for several days or weeks at a time. The symptoms become more intense as the neuroma grows in size and the nerve damage becomes more permanent.

One clearly distinctive risk factor is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box, or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box. People with certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes or flatfeet, are also at high risk for developing a neuroma; as are those who participate in activities that require a repetitive irritation to the ball of the foot, such as running or racquet sports.

It’s best to consult your doctor in the early stages of development as early diagnosis greatly lessens the need for invasive treatments and a potential surgery.

 
 
 
Thornhill Chiropodist specializing in Podiatrist, Orthotics , Ingrown toenails, Fungal Nails, Foot Pain, Flat Feet, Foot Specialist serving Thornhill, L4J6W8, Richmond Hill, Toronto