Morton’s neuroma is a condition that develops in the foot that feels like a pebble in your shoe pressing on the ball of the foot. No visible bump materializes, but the area becomes extremely painful, especially between the third and fourth toes. If you begin experiencing foot pain, Dr. Roy Nini provides Morton’s neuroma treatment at Full Range Spine & Ortho.
The exact cause of Morton’s neuroma is uncertain, although people engaging in running sports, snow skiing or rock climbing may be at a higher risk. Ladies that wear high-heeled shoes can also develop Morton’s neuroma. The foot condition can produce burning pain in the ball of the foot that radiates into the toes, as well as tingling or numbness.
The actual injury is the irritated nerves that lead from the foot into the toes. The nerves become inflamed and swollen, causing pain and discomfort. Dr. Nini can diagnose Morton’s neuroma with x-rays to rule out any bone problems and CT or MRI imaging to view the irritated nerves.
Get Help for Painful Foot Conditions, Morton's Neuroma in Los Angeles
Treatment options will focus primarily on relieving pressure on the nerve that has become irritated. This can include arch supports and foot pads worn inside the shoe. Dr. Nini may also recommend a custom-made shoe insert that better fits the contour of your foot. Steroid injections can also help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
Regenerative medicine therapies, like PRP and stem cell treatments, can inject a concentrated amount of growth factors from your own body into the problem area to promote faster healing and relief. Dr. Nini will likely recommend these non-invasive treatments combined with orthotic supports. He can also work with you to design a pain management plan for ongoing support.
Full Range Spine & Ortho is your regenerative medicine headquarters for orthopedic injuries and conditions in Los Angeles. Dr. Nini is an experienced orthopedic physician and pain management specialist. Contact our clinic today to schedule an exam and consultation when you experience foot pain.