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Morton's Neuroma Specialist

Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic

Podiatrists located in Portland, OR

Morton’s neuroma (intermetatarsal neuroma) is a painful condition that leads to thickening of nerve tissue, leaving you feeling like you’re always walking on a pebble or burning pain that can radiate out to your toes. Leading board-certified podiatrists provide effective neuroma treatments right in the office at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Get relief from Morton’s neuroma pain right away by booking your examination today. You can conveniently request to schedule a visit online or over the phone.

Morton's Neuroma Q & A

What are the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma most commonly develops along the ball of your foot, commonly between your third and fourth toes. When you have a neuroma, it may feel like you have a pebble in your shoe or a lump on your foot, but nothing is there. Not only can this sensation become uncomfortable, but it can also cause pain with every step you take.

Depending on the severity of your Morton’s neuroma, you may also experience:

  • Numbness or tingling
  • Pain that radiates into your toes
  • Burning or electrical sensations
  • A sensation of having a bunched up sock

Usually, Morton’s neuroma progresses gradually over time. Symptoms may even resolve entirely once you slip into roomier shoes. But as time goes on, your neuroma discomfort is likely going to worsen.

Why does Morton’s neuroma occur?

Morton’s neuroma often receives the description of a benign tumor, but it’s not actually a tumor.  A neuroma is inflamed nerve tissue. In most cases, compression and stress on your nerve irritate it and lead to the swelling and inflammation you experience. Any of the following issues can lead to a neuroma.

  • Wearing high heels or pointy shoes
  • Having bunions, hammertoes, or flat feet
  • Repetitive stress on the ball of your foot, like if you’re a runner

No matter what’s causing your Morton’s neuroma or how minor your symptoms may seem, you can get the relief you need at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic.

How is Morton’s neuroma treated?

Your Morton’s neuroma treatment plan at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic depends on the severity of your symptoms and what’s causing the nerve inflammation. After thoroughly examining your feet and possibly looking at X-ray images, our board-certified physicians may recommend any of these neuroma treatments:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Activity modifications
  • Cortisone injections
  • Specialized padding
  • Local anesthetic injections
  • Shoes with a roomier toe box
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

If you’re not responding to non-surgical neuroma treatments, surgery may be indicated. Neuroma surgery involves removing the nerve itself to take the pressure off. Whether it be conservative management or surgical intervention, you can expect effective neuroma relief at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic.

If you have Morton’s neuroma, you have plenty of options for treatment at Broadway Foot and Ankle Clinic. Request an appointment online or call the office directly to book your appointment.