Morton’s Neuroma is Prevalent among High-Heel Wearers

Morton’s Neuroma is Prevalent among High-Heel Wearers

Mortons NeuromaWearing high-heels are a very popular choice in footwear among trend-setters. However, these tall shoes can result in negative health consequences. In fact, people who wear high heels too often have an increased susceptibility to Morton’s Neuroma. Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes pain or numbness in the feet.

If you think you may be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma or other heel-related injuries, don’t be afraid to contact a podiatrist like Dr. Donald C. Stran, DPM of Houston Foot and Ankle Dr. Stran can help treat your injuries and prevent any permanent damage.

Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition. When a person has Morton’s neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
  • Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot. The podiatrist will also apply pressure to the foot or toe area to replicate the pain a person experiences when active. They may also prescribe an x-ray to rule out other conditions or problems.

If you have any questions, contact one of our offices located in Friendswood, TX; Missouri City, TX; Bay City, TX;  and Lake Jackson, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.


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