Feeling like you’re walking on a pebble when there isn’t one can be a symptom of a number of different foot issues, but Morton’s neuroma is one of the most common conditions. This is a thickened nerve in between two metatarsal heads, usually the third and fourth toes. The swollen tissue typically creates several other symptoms, as well. Pain, particularly when you put pressure on the foot, is common. You may notice tingling or numbness, often reaching into the toes. However, there won’t visible changes or trauma from the outside of the foot.
The good news is that Morton’s neuroma can be treated, particularly if you don’t wait to manage the problem. Some simple conservative treatments can go a long way in relieving the nerve pain and shrinking the thickened area. Let Dr. Sanjay Patel and Family Foot Care & Surgery, L.L.C. in Connecticut help you with your foot pain. Make an appointment with us through the website or by calling: (203) 288-4055 for the Hamden location, or (203) 876-7736 for our Milford office.