This is also called Morton’s neuroma. It is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third toe and fourth toe.
It feels like you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. It also involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes also may sting, burn or feel numb.
Top 10 ways to prevent Trapped toe nerve
- High-heeled shoes have been linked to the development of Morton’s neuroma. Many people experience relief by switching to lower heeled shoes
- Wear Shoes with wider toe boxes.
- In extreme cases corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary.
- Wear the correct type of shoes. Un-necessary pressure in parts of your feet can cause this, and this affects the nerve.
- Certain high impact sports can cause this, like jogging or running
- Sports with tight shoes can make the condition worse, like climbing, snow skiing, skating
- Make sure if you have other foot conditions like high arches, flat feet, etc, you get the right orthotics (insoles)
- Make sure that your socks and shoes do not have any lumps are imperfections.
It’s best not to ignore any foot pain that lasts longer than a few days. If you experience a burning pain in the ball of your foot that’s not improving, despite changing your footwear and modifying activities, this can make the situation worse.
We will guide you on the next step to take, as well as help you with proper arch supports and padding. We can also make custom shoe inserts and molds, to remove and redistribute the pressure.
At Bucks Foot Clinic, we are here to make your feet work for you. We want the best solution for you. Call us for an appointment, and let us discuss what we can do together.