23 Oct What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma isn’t the most common health condition, and although there are still several questions surrounding the cause of it, physiotherapists can help address the chronic pain that accompanies this neurological issue.
Morton’s neuroma affects the nerves that lie between the bones in your feet, as symptoms of this condition include tingling, numbness, pain and a burning sensation. As it does mainly center on your feet, several people can find relief by assessing and modifying their footwear to alleviate the pain. With that being said, there are more serious situations that involve severe much more pain may require surgery.
Physiomed has provided three ways you can minimize the pain if you suffer from Morton’s neuroma.
Many of us root for fashion over function, but when chronic pain is involved, it’s important to make sure your footwear is appropriately sized and fits accordingly to your needs, i.e. flat feet vs. arched feet will need different kind of support.
Your physiotherapist can offer a number of treatments that will help reduce inflammation such as taping techniques, electrotherapy, icing and manual therapy. These methods will reduce irritation to the nerves.
Although function may prove to be painful, restoring and maintaining function can actually help to minimize the pain. Restoring function can also prevent future onset of Morton’s neuroma by achieving optimal range of motion in the joints of your feet and toes.
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