Morton’s Neuroma Treatment Oakville
So you have been diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma or Metatarsalgia ? Our Oakville Chiropractors treat all types of foot pain, more often then not, if you have a sharp stabbing pain in the base of you toes and forefoot its probably Morton’s Neuroma.
Be sure to follow these Oakville chiropractor approved exercises and stretches Dr. Steve recommends to keep your feet strong and prevent pain.
Learn more about Morton’s Neuroma and Treatment Options.
What is Morton’s Neuroma Metatarsalgia
Morton’s Neuroma is a benign but painful condition that affects the ball of the foot. It occurs when the tissue around the nerve that leads to your toe thickens from irritation. The most common place Morton’s Neuroma arises is in between the third and fourth toe, but may also occur between the second and third toes.
Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma
You can feel a sense of burning pain in the ball of your foot. It can also feel as if you are standing on a marble in your shoe. Your toes may feel numb or tingle as the pain flows out. In rare cases, some people can have Morton’s Neuroma without experiencing any pain.
Causes of Morton’s Neuroma
There are several different causes of Morton’s Neuroma. The most common is shoes that are too tight or that have a heal. These shoes can cause for the nerves in your feet to compress and slowly the irritated nerve will thicken and become more painful. Other symptoms may include flat feet, high arches, bunions, and hammer toes. Morton’s neuroma can also be associated with certain activities including repetitive sports activities that increase pressure on the balls of the feet (running, racquet sports, etc) or sports that require tight shoes (Skiing, ballet, etc)
Diagnosing Morton’s Neuroma:
DO YOU HAVE :
Pain just below the toes with walking? Numbness or tingling at the base of the toes before your arches? Relief from pain when you’re not sitting or taking off your shoes ? Do you wear sandals or non-Dr. Steve approved shoes for extended periods of walking ? Does it feel like there is a pebble inside your foot?
If any of these sound familiar get in sooner rather than later. Chronic foot pain can take a long time to treat. Prognosis drastically improves with earlier treatment.
At Home Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma or Metatarsalgia in Oakville
1. No more bad shoes ! — supportive shoes or orthotics in your non-Steve approved shoes.
2. Ice — like you have never iced before. 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off, 20 on. 2 – 3 times a day.
3. Supportive shoes — redundant .. I know, but some people need to be told twice ! Dr. Steve is big on Asics GT2000. You can usually get them at Sport Chek on sale!
4. At home grinding. — grab a ball; tennis, golf, lacrosse, hockey ball will all work. Start by standing on the ball with the injured foot and running the ball from heel to toe. You will know where the problem is when you get there.
5. Stretching of the calves and the foot muscles.
6. Rest — standing all day ? When you get home , elevate the foot and ice it while you watch jeopardy.
If you are stuck wearing bad shoes daily, Oakville Orthotics might be the answer to your foot pain.
Chiropractic Treatment For Morton’s Neuroma in Oakville
Our Chiropractors begin most Morton’s Neuroma treatment with heat and Interferrential Current Therapy. The IFC machine uses suction cup applicators to conduct electirciy inton the patient. This decreases pain and improves circulation. The IFC and heat combination can also loosen up tissue and allow for a better overall treatment experience.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy
Dr. Steve and Dr. Jenn use Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue therapy or the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapy Technique to break up scar tissue and adhesions. Our Chiopractors will basically use a little tool and dig into the painfull areas of your foot and calve after the IFC and heat.
Muscle Release Therapy (ART)
Are you experiencing foot pain or discomfort ? If you would like to seek professional help please contact our chiropractic clinic directly at 905-827-4197