Shoes to Avoid with Neuroma

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.

Swollen nerve tissue can cause your feet a great deal of discomfort, so now is a good time to think about shoes to avoid with neuroma. This Memorial Day people will gather at Cypress Discgolf to participate in the 2nd Annual Memorial Day Open. It will be a fun day full of physical activity, so make sure your feet are up to the challenge.

Morton’s neuroma is a condition that affects the ball of your foot by the middle toes. The nerves become thickened and inflamed and it causes a burning sensation. Some people even describe it as feeling as if you’re standing on a pebble in your shoe. It can happen to anyone, but there are certain risk factors that make you more prone to develop neuroma. If you stand on your feet all day, the strain can cause damage to the nerves. One of the main contributors is your footwear selection. High heels that put extra weight on your forefoot, or shoes that don’t provide adequate toe space, make you more likely to suffer from this condition.

So what shoes should you be wearing? Choose a pair that has ample room for your toes to move and breathe. When they are squeezed too tightly together, your nerves get pinched and that can result in a neuroma. Don’t wear shoes that have a heel over two inches. The higher the heel, the more strain is being put on the ball of your foot. Once you have the right shoes on your feet you can also try including a metatarsal pad to help with the pain and pressure. 

Dr. Parker has every form of treatment including the minimal incision decompression or the Gauthier decompression of the nerve rather than removal of the neuroma with less down time and 85-90% success rate.

If you are suffering from a neuroma or foot pain, call Dr. Robert Parker at (281) 497-2850 to schedule an appointment. Parker Foot and Ankle in Houston is dedicated to fixing all of your podiatric problems, so call today and stop suffering from unnecessary discomfort.

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