Morton's Neuroma

Premier Podiatry: Velimir Petkov, DPM

Podiatrist located in Clifton, NJ

If it feels like you’re stepping on a tiny, sharp pebble each time you’re on your feet, you might have Morton’s neuroma. At Premier Podiatry in Clifton, New Jersey, expert podiatrist Velimir Petkov, DPM, offers some of the most effective pain-relieving solutions for Morton’s neuroma. Before living another day with agonizing foot pain, schedule a Morton’s neuroma evaluation. Book online or over the phone.

Morton's Neuroma Q & A

What causes Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is a chronic condition that causes the tissues of one of the nerves near your toes to expand and thicken. This thickened mass most commonly develops on the ball of your foot, between your third and fourth toes. Morton’s neuroma occurs because of irritation or pressure on the affected nerve.

Some of the most common causes and risk factors for Morton’s neuroma include:

  • Wearing high heels frequently
  • Playing high-impact sports
  • Having foot deformities, like bunions or hammertoes

While Morton’s neuroma isn’t usually a serious medical concern, it can leave you in enough pain to lower your quality of life.

Are there symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

Yes, although you won’t be able to physically feel a mass or lump with your hands, it could feel like you’re stepping on a pebble with each step you take. Morton’s neuroma most commonly causes:

  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Burning
  • Stabbing pains

Not only do these issues occur in the balls of your feet; they can radiate all the way out to the tips of your toes.

How is Morton’s neuroma treated?

Dr. Petkov understands how painful Morton’s neuroma can become and strives to help you get relief, starting with your first appointment. After thoroughly evaluating your foot and looking at any essential imaging, such as an X-ray, he can educate you on your best treatment solutions. Your Morton’s neuroma treatment plan can include:

  • Custom orthotics or arch supports
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical therapy

If your Morton’s neuroma progresses and continues causing pain, Dr. Petkov could suggest surgery. Depending on your specific condition, your Morton’s neuroma surgery may involve taking pressure off the nerve by cutting surrounding soft tissues (decompression surgery).

In severe cases, you might need to have the affected nerve removed. If you do need surgery to treat your case of Morton’s neuroma, Dr. Petkov uses minimally invasive techniques, so you can expect a quicker recovery with limited downtime.

Book your Morton’s neuroma evaluation at Premier Podiatry today. Click on the online scheduler, or call the clinic directly.