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Carolina Family Foot Care

Complete care for the entire family. 

Family Podiatric Medicine & Surgery

Downtown Raleigh - Raleigh, NC

919 557-5148
Fuquay Varina, NC

919 776-2779

Sanford, NC

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A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body creating nerve damage. Morton’s neuroma is the most common neuroma in the foot. It occurs at the base of the third and fourth toes.

If you have a Morton’s neuroma, you will likely experience the following symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot


The symptoms begin gradually and occur only occasionally at first. This generally happens when one is wearing narrow-toed shoes or performing certain aggravating activities. The symptoms may go away temporarily by massaging the foot or by avoiding activities that brought on the pain.

However, over time, the symptoms progressively worsen and may persist for several days or weeks at a time. The symptoms become more intense as the neuroma grows in size and the nerve damage becomes more permanent.

One clearly distinctive risk factor is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box, or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box. People with certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes or flatfeet, are also at high risk for developing a neuroma; as are those who participate in activities that require a repetitive irritation to the ball of the foot, such as running or racquet sports.

It’s best to consult your doctor in the early stages of development as early diagnosis greatly lessens the need for invasive treatments and a potential surgery. 

There are many non surgical treatment options available including custom orthotics,

 inserts, metatarsal pads, change in shoe gear, injections, medicine and physical therapy .   

 

 

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Downtown Raleigh Podiatrist Carolina Family Foot Care is a poidiatry office providing Morton's Neuroma, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Downtown Raleigh, NC. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Dry Skin and all work related in the 27526 area and surrounding areas in Downtown Raleigh