Interdigital neuroma – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Also known as Morton’s neuroma, interdigital neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes. In this condition, a nerve in the foot becomes irritated and thickened, which can result in severe pain. It can occur in one foot or both feet. Is usually affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes, but sometimes the second and third toes are affected. Interdigital neuroma can affect anyone at any age, but it most often affects middle-aged women. This may be because women tend to wear tight or high-heeled shoes that can put pressure on the feet. Moreover, it is also increasingly seen in runners, probably because of the increased pressure on the toes that occurs when running.

Known side effects of interdigital neuroma

The known side effects of interdigital neuroma include the following:

  • A sharp or stinging pain between the toes when standing or walking.
  • Pain in the forefoot between the toes.
  • Swelling between the toes.
  • Tingling (“pins and needles”) and numbness.
  • Feeling like there is a “bunched-up sock” or a pebble or marble under the ball of the foot.

Body systems harmed by interdigital neuroma

The body system harmed by interdigital neuroma is the nervous system.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent interdigital neuroma

There is no information on what foods or nutrients prevent interdigital neuroma. However, it can be prevented by wearing proper footwear that reduce compression of the forefoot.

Treatments, management plans for interdigital neuroma

Treatments for interdigital neuroma depend on the severity of the symptoms. These include arch supports, food pads for the shoes, physical therapy, stretching exercises, massaging the ball of the foot, exercises that strengthen the ankles and toes, resting the foot, and applying ice to sore areas. When other treatments do not work, surgery may be needed.

Where to learn more

Summary

Interdigital neuroma is a painful foot condition that affects one of the nerves between the toes.

Interdigital neuroma causes pain and swelling between the toes, tingling sensation, and numbness.

Interdigital neuroma can be treated with arch supports, food pads for the shoes, physical therapy, stretching exercises, massaging the ball of the foot, exercises that strengthen the ankles and toes, resting the foot, applying ice to sore areas, and surgery.

Sources include:

NHS.uk

My.CleavelandClinic.org

MedicineNet.com

Healthline.com



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