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Morton's Neuroma

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A Morton's Neuroma is result of an entrapped nerve which becomes inflamed due to constant irritation from the surrounding bony structures. Tight and narrow-fitting shoes can exacerbate the symptoms, of which become worse after long periods of standing or walking.

Symptoms associated with a neuroma include pain under the ball of the foot, a dull burning sensation radiating towards the toes, or even a stinging sensation that can be described as being similar to an electric shock.  

Treatment

may include: 

> footwear modifications

> strapping

> orthotic therapy

> foot mobilisation

> load and activity management

> footwear or innersole additions

> occasionally referral for cortisone injection or surgery may be required

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