Morton's Neuroma Specialist

Desert Foot & Ankle

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Mesa, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Morton’s neuroma can lead to foot pain that’s so severe, walking and even standing become unbearably painful. At Desert Foot and Ankle in Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona, you can receive comprehensive Morton’s neuroma treatment right in the office that offers the pain relief you need. Book your Morton’s neuroma evaluation online or call either location to speak with a team member.

Morton's Neuroma Q & A

Why do I have Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma, also referred to as intermetatarsal neuroma, is a condition that leads to abnormal thickening of delicate nerve tissue. You can develop Morton’s neuroma if something regularly compresses or irritates your nerve.

For instance, if you often wear shoes that have a tapered, pointy toe box, or shoes with high heels, you can wind up with excessive pressure on your toes, which can irritate nerves. You’re also at risk of developing Morton’s neuroma if you have flat feet, bunions, or hammertoes.

What are the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

While neuromas can occur anywhere on your foot, it’s common to develop them on the ball of your foot, between your third and fourth toes. You might notice that it feels like you’re walking on a pebble, or that your sock feels bunched up — even though it isn’t — with each step you take. Morton’s neuroma can also lead to:

  • Tingling or numbness
  • Pain or burning sensations
  • Intense stabbing pains

It’s typical for Morton’s neuroma symptoms to subside by removing snug-fitting shoes and massaging your feet. But as your Morton’s neuroma progresses, you’re probably going to find that your symptoms persist and last for several days (or weeks) at a time. Before Morton’s neuroma issues start affecting your daily life, see how the dedicated team of podiatrists at Desert Foot and Ankle can help relieve your pain.

How is Morton’s neuroma treated?

Your Morton’s neuroma treatment plan is based around your symptoms and lifestyle, including your exercise routine, job requirements, or sporting activities. Depending on your needs, you may benefit from:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Shoe modifications
  • Physical therapy
  • Padding techniques
  • Activity modifications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If conservative Morton’s neuroma treatments aren’t providing pain relief, your podiatrist at Desert Foot and Ankle may recommend surgery. Morton’s neuroma surgery can involve removing the affected nerve or cutting into surrounding tissues to make more room for the inflamed nerve. Usually, though, surgery is the last resort for treating Morton’s neuroma.

Schedule your Morton’s neuroma examination at Desert Foot and Ankle today. Book your visit online or call either clinic directly.