The Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) held a conference focusing on neuromas in active women. Women were a focal point since they are generally possess a higher likelihood in sustaining foot and ankle conditions. Conference presenter Kris DiNucci stated that active women who either have flat feet or regularly wear narrow shoes are more likely to develop neuromas. Morton’s Neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toe, is the most common neuroma of the feet.
Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to contend with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz of Paramus and Paterson. Dr. Slomowitz can diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.
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.
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.
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