Morton’s Neuroma is a condition in the ball-of-the-foot that can cause pain when walking or running. The condition occurs when cells that insulate the nerve leading to a toe enlarge and swell. Morton’s Neuroma typically develops at the ball-of-the-foot between the 3rd and 4th toe area. Wearing high heels or narrow-toed shoes can bring about the condition or make it worse. As the toes become squeezed, the nerve can become enlarged leading to pain.
Selecting footwear with a wide toe area and wearing orthotics with metatarsal support can help decrease pressure and relieve pain. These Aetrex Orthotics are designed with metatarsal support to help redistribute pressure in the forefoot to reduce discomfort and prevent injury.