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Iowa State University’s women’s volleyball team had their Spring debut last week, and even though one of their most competent players was recovering from a painful injury, they were still able to secure victories in all three matches.
Ciara Capezio, a sophomore and previous All-Big 12 player, had recently had surgery to correct a case of Morton’s Neuroma in her feet. Her coaches weren’t sure how she’d perform, but she played well and assisted ISU in their sweep. “Our offense — when we were in-system, when the ball was to center — was really, really good,” said Christy Johnson-Lynch, the team’s head coach.
Morton’s Neuroma is a painful nerve condition that can sometimes be hard to recognize. If you are dealing with foot pain and think it might be Morton’s Neuroma, see podiatrist Dr. Henry Slomowitz, DPM. Dr. Slomowitz will diagnose your condition and provide you with comprehensive treatment recommendations.
Also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, which targets the toe between the third and fourth toe. Neuroma is a growth that can occur in various areas of the body. Morton’s Neuroma causes the nerves around the feet to become enlarged causing pain in the feet.
Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by injury or pressure, many times no visible signs will indicate that you may have this. Instead, a tingling sensation along with pain will be present. If this condition is left untreated, pain is likely to continue and worsen.
Foot pain should be treated immediately. Paying close attention to your feet will less likely mean that you will have to undergo surgery.
How Does It Occur?
- Wearing ill-fitting shoes
- High impact exercise
- Sustaining injuries
- Walking incorrectly (bunions, flat-feet)
Treatment for the affected feet can help tremendously. A podiatrist will help identify the issue and prompt the patient to a treatment plan. In many cases the doctor will recommend the following:
- Apply padding to the arch
- Ice packs on the affected area to reduce swelling
- Reduce strenuous activities
- Provide wider shoes
Surgery will be a last option if the podiatrist decides nothing else seems to working.
Read more about Morton’s Neuroma.