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Morton's neuroma


Morton's neuroma is disease state which arises in the field of feet, most often between the third and fourth fingers. Morton's neuroma can be painful, patients it describe feeling, "the word a stone  in a boot".

Symptoms of a neuroma of Morton:

Morton's neuroma represents a fabric thickening around one nerves conducting to toes. In certain cases, Morton's neuroma causes acute, thermalgias in foot. Also there is a numbness.  
Morton's neuroma can arise in response to irritation, an injury or pressure. The general methods of treatment of a neurinoma of Morton to include wearing orthopedic footwear and a prmenena of special insoles. There can sometimes be necessary injections of corticosteroids or surgical intervention.
As a rule, there are no external signs of a neuroma of Morton. However, the patient can have following symptoms:
1. Feeling as though you stand "on a stone in a boot".
2. A thermalgia in foot which gives to fingers.
3. A pricking or numbness in toes.
It is better not to ignore any onychalgia which lasts longer, than several days. See a doctor if you feel a thermalgia in foot which does not decrease, despite change of footwear and change of actions which can cause discomfort of legs.

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Morton's neuroma

Reasons of a neuroma of Morton:

The reason of development of a neuroma of Morton is for certain unknown. There is a communication between razvity this pathology and irritation of foot, pressure or an injury of one of nerves which conduct to toes. Growth of reinforced nervous tissue (neurinoma) is a part of the answer of an organism to irritation or an injury.
Factors which promote development  of a neuroma of Morton include:
1. High heels. Wearing footwear high-heeled which densely or, on the contrary, is on a leg too an easy fit, promotes emergence of a bottom neurinoma.
2. Some sports. In this plan run is especially dangerous. The close footwear used during the skiing or rock-climbing can put pressure upon toes.
3. Deformations of foot. People who have a so-called stone have higher risk of development of a neurinoma of Morton.

Treatment of a neuroma of Morton:

Treatment depends on weight of symptoms. In the beginning conservative approaches in treatment of a plantar neurinoma are recommended.
The special small pillows enclosed under feet in footwear will help to reduce pressure upon a nerve.
The positive take is yielded by injections of glyukokortikostenoid to the painful area.
Cryogenic neuroablation. It is minimum invasive procedure provides itself "freezing" a nerve that interferes with transfer of painful signals. Results of the procedure are not constants.
Decompression. In certain cases it is possible to facilitate pressure upon a nerve, crossing nearby structures, such as sheaves, creating at the same time a decompression.
Surgical removal of a neurinoma can be need if other methods of treatment cannot provide pain relief. Though operation, as a rule, gives good effect, doctors often resort to surgery as a last resort as during the procedure also nerves are removed that can lead to constant numbness in the struck foot.
To relieve the pains connected with Morton's neuroma it is possible to apply the next  ways: 1. Antiinflammatory drugs, such as aspirin and an ibuprofen, can reduce hypostasis and relieve pain.
2. Massage by ice. Regular massage with a cube of ice can help to reduce pain.
3. Change of footwear. Avoid high heels and close footwear. Choose footwear with a wide sock.  
4. Take a break in sports activities. Limit for some time such types of activity as jogging, occupations to aerobics or dances.

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