Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition in the foot that is caused by an enlargement or entrapment of a nerve in the ball of the foot. This condition can be cause by wearing footwear that has improper arch support, or from frequently wearing high-heeled shoes. This condition usually starts with an area of numbness in the ball of the foot that most people describe as a “pebble in their shoe”. The symptoms can worsen to a burning/stinging sensation, then pain.
Treatment for this condition can consist of changing footwear and using inserts to create cushion on the ball of the foot. Chiropractors can also manipulate the joints around the nerve to decrease the compression and improve the flexibility of the foot. There are also modalities, such as ultrasound, that can help decrease inflammation around the nerve to improve the healing process. Along with adjusting, chiropractors can also work with the fascia in the foot to improve overall function and reduce pain.
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