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Foot problems are not rare in the United States and they can often be resolved with massages. Unfortunately certain conditions, such as Morton’s neuroma, can be negatively affected with specific massages. Morton’s neuroma occurs when the nerves in the forefoot or toes become inflamed, irritated, or compressed. A narrow shoe, high heels, previous injury, and certain exercises are ways Morton’s neuroma can become triggered. Reducing the pain caused by this condition can be as simple as changing your footwear whether it is adding extra padding to the shoe or wearing toe separators to reduce nerve compression. Massaging the foot can be helpful, but deep pressure between the metatarsal heads will only aggravate the condition and must be avoided. Spreading the metatarsal heads is the best way to massage a foot with Morton’s Neuroma without causing further damage.  

Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to deal with. If you would like to treat your Morton’s neuroma, speak to Dr. Mayer Salama, D.P.M. of Salama Foot Care. Dr. Salama will diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.

Morton’s Neuroma
Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI.

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