Morton’s Neuroma causes pain in the foot that can disrupt routine activities due like walking and running. It occurs when a nerve is trapped between toes and thereafter is damaged causing a thickening of the nerve from the tension it is undergoing.
This condition causes a scorching and numb feeling in the toes. The type of shoes worn can influence the occurrence of developing a Morton’s neuroma because of the pressure exerted on the toes, which can lead to nerve irritation. Women should especially avoid the use of high heel shoes with narrow toe boxes. Fortunately, innovative treatment methods such as that of a laser have helped to control this condition.
Treatment for this condition includes:
- Laser therapy - it can be used to repair injured or damaged tissue. In particular, photons from the laser are focused on the damaged nerve area, which invigorates the damaged cells and raises the level of circulation to the area. The increased blood flow promotes healing and reduces swelling and discomfort as well.
The benefit of laser therapy is the absence of invasive procedures. Surgery may be needed in special circumstances, but laser therapy can be used for most cases without the complications from incisions and long recovery times. Patients are able to get back to their normal routines much quicker with this form of therapy.
Neuromas can be painful since they involve nerve activity, which can produce severe instances of pain or numbness when damaged. At Performance Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC, located in Waterbury 203-755-0489 & Newtown 203-270-6724, Connecticut, our podiatrist, Dr. Joel S. Segalman, DPM, can utilize the latest laser technology to provide significant benefits without serious surgery. Please call our office at any of the two numbers listed above to schedule an appointment with us and put a stop to the nerve pain in your feet sooner than you think!