What is a Bunion?
When your big toe pushes against your second toe over time, it forces anatomical changes in your foot. The joint of the big toe (MTP joint) is forced to stick out and becomes larger and painful. A bony bump forms on the base of the big toe joint. This bump is a hallux valgus- more commonly known as a bunion. Progressively painful bone disorders that affect the joint structure of your foot, bunions can also occur at the base of the little toe as well; this is called a ‘tailor’s bunion’.
Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma
While Morton’s Neuroma is a common and easy-to-diagnose condition, it can lead to long-lasting pain and stress if you don’t seek treatment. Here are a few common symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, which are good signs you should seek our services:
- Pain in the ball of your foot
- Pain that radiates into your toes
- Sensation of a pebble inside your shoe
- Numb toes
- Tingling sensation in your toes
Common Causes of Morton’s Neuroma
So, what causes this aggravating condition? Some lifestyle choices increase your risk of Morton’s Neuroma, but other risk factors cannot be helped. Here are some of the most common causes of Morton’s Neuroma:
- High heels and ill-fitting shoes – Do you wear shoes that put extra pressure on the ball of your foot and your toes
- Foot conditions – Do you already have bunions or hammertoes?
- Unusual shape – Both high arches and flat arches may increase your risk of this condition, in part because shoes put unnatural pressure on your feet
- High-impact sports – Do you run, jog, ski, climb, or participate in any other sport that puts constant pressure on your feet?