Last Modified on Oct 24, 2014
Treating Morton’s neuroma requires a holistic approach that combines foot support, massage and natural supplements as well as loosening the foot and maintaining flexibility support treatment. Additionally, adjusting activity level and resting offers relief from the often painful condition.
What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Often described as a pain that feels as if one is standing on a pebble in the shoe, Morton’s neuroma is a condition that is localized in the ball of the foot specifically at the third and fourth toes. The condition causes the thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerves leading to the toe, causing pain and discomfort.
The condition typically does not involve any outward signs of the issue but presents symptoms including burning pain, tingling and numbness in the toes. The condition is generally caused by irritation, pressure or injury to the foot.
Natural Treatment for Metatarsal Pain
Generally an issue of the nerves and compression of the toes, Morton’s neuroma can often be treated using simple relief options. Massage as well as the proper foot support and footwear generally prevents further progression of the condition. The natural supplement serrapeptase also offers relief.
Resting the feet is often the first line of defense against Morton’s neuroma. Massage also serves as an effective option for resting the foot and relieving pain. Applying light pressure and kneading motions to the affected region stimulates blood flow as well as nerve function to prevent pain.
Wearing appropriate footwear as well as using orthotic supports is another option for treating Morton’s neuroma. Avoiding shoes with high heels and shoes that confine or compress the toes prevent issues. Additionally, supports that properly align the feet within a shoe and during activity add to treatment.
Serrapeptase is a natural supplement that is used in treating a variety of conditions. The compound aids in breaking down protein and decreasing inflammation. As Morton’s neuroma involves inflammation of the nerve tunnel, this supplement is particularly effective for treating metatarsal pain.
A painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, Morton’s neuroma is most often characterized by pain between the third and fourth toe. Holistic treatment that incorporates rest, activity changes and dietary supplements prevents pain and further issues associated with the metatarsals.
Morton's Neuroma is something I have not seen addressed here, but is so very common. Has anyone used apple cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide to alleviate horrendous and constant pain associated with this very common disease? I am trying to eliminate the pain with ACV (1 Tablespoon in small glass of filtered water). HELP!