Morton’s neuroma is a condition in which patients experience pain and numbness in their forefoot. This happens because of a fibrous tissue formation, or neuroma, that grows in your nerve cells—usually between your third and fourth toes. The resulting inflammation may cause you to feel a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot, or you could experience numbness. The usual causes of Morton’s neuroma are injuries, pressure, and irritation. The condition often occurs with physically active people who do a lot of jumping and running, and women who wear high heels on a regular basis. Treatments include ice and pain medications, and a switch to more comfortable footwear.
For more about Morton’s neuroma, call Dr. Robert Parker at (281) 497-2850, or visit Parker Foot and Ankle in Houston Texas. We can help pinpoint the cause of your pain and numbness and get you back to feeling great again.