We live in a society where instant gratification is easily delivered. That’s true even for many people who experience a whole host of medical ailments.
In some non-life-threatening situations, the process is one that tries the individual’s patience. Mortons neuroma is just one such experience. While it is manageable, it takes time to re-right the feet when Mortons neuroma is in play.
What It Feels Like
If it feels like you cannot take a step without walking on marbles or razor blades or you experience pain when walking, then these signs point to this particular neuroma. The quality of the pain may differ from one person to another. Some people who are experiencing this problem will feel sharp or burning notes to the pain as they walk. It can be accompanied by another frightening symptom — numbness. No, not only is it a long process to begin to feel better, it can be a very uncomfortable situation.
The First Step To Healing
For many people, it takes time to accept that the foot pain is not going away and is not normal. Beyond that, many people may avoid doctors because they are afraid of what the culprit is. Going to a general practitioner may be underwhelming in its results.
While physicians who treat all sorts of maladies are useful, they have some gaps in knowledge in the area of the feet, eyes, and teeth. That’s where podiatrists, ophthalmologists, and dentists all fill in the gaps. The first step to healing will eventually bring most people to the podiatrist.
There, they can be evaluated. The podiatrist may pinpoint Mortons as the root of the problem.
What Is Mortons?
Morton’s is thought that a nerve in the foot becomes trapped by a ligament. You might hear the words transverse metatarsal ligament are responsible for entrapping the plantar nerve.
Why Is It A Long Healing Process?
There are several ways to manage the situation. There is surgery, though cutting into the foot to correct the situation requires more healing. It exposes the many parts of the foot to a lot of stress of surgery.
At The Center For Morton’s Neuroma, we know that all pain centered around the same part of the foot is not necessarily Morton’s. We differentiate the culprit of the pain.
While we are happy to make a recommendation for surgeons, our primary focus is on giving the foot the chance to heal. It means providing shots to relieve pain, and swelling while performing physical therapy. This has proven so effective in helping people that we have clients flying in from all over the country and the world to experience our treatment instead of a surgery-only approach.
It does take time but is worth it when compared to the risks and financial costs of any surgery. Healing through simpler methods is the preferred treatment method over surgery.
To provide additional support to the feet, we may have the individual fitted for orthotics. The orthotics will ensure that further squeezing and damage to the plantar nerve are avoided. Such relief supports the healing process.