Written by Michelle Champlin BSc Pod., M.Ch.S., S.R., Ch., (UK)
Neuromas can be one source of pain to the ball of your foot (as well as sesamoiditis and bunions, for example). Neuromas are enlarged benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. They are caused by tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves. Pressure from tightly-fitting shoes, high heels or abnormal bone structure can create the condition as well. Treatments include custom orthotics, padding within your forefoot to lift your transverse arches and/or cortisone injections, but surgical removal of the growth is sometimes necessary.
If you are worried about possibly having a Morton’S Neuroma, make the foot experts at Dubai Podiatry Centre your first stop. Arrange a convenient appointment on +971 4 3435390