There are occasions when we might feel a sudden sharp pain in one of our feet. This sharp pain is most frequently observed between your 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.These symptoms typically indicate a neuroma or as it is also called, Morton’s Neuroma. This is usually a common foot issue treated by Podiatrists. When you have a neuroma there will be swelling and shooting pain in the area. The symptoms that you’re going to feel if you have a neuroma typically can be sharp pain, burning, numbness, prickling, cramps in the front part of the foot and frequently there will be a lack of sensation in that part of the foot.
The reason for the neuroma is generally because the metatarsals of the 3rd and 4th toes are squeezing a nerve which is placed between the two. You will get the signs and symptoms of the neuroma just after there’s been substantial load on the ball of the foot. The activities which cause this kind of pressure are walking, standing, leaping or even sprinting. They are high impact exercises that have been able to put a large amount of pressure and stress on the foot. Another way in which you can get this condition is by wearing footwear with pointed toes and higher heels. The higher heels places pressure on the foot as the weight of the body is sustained by the front part of your feet. As there is no other balance for the foot you are forced to rely on the ball of the foot to balance the body while you are walking, standing or other exercise.
Neuromas certainly are a curable foot ailment that could also be avoided from occurring in the first place. The initial step to treating the neuroma would be to choose and use the correct footwear. The shoes that you need to choose should have a wide area for the toes and the top of the footwear should not press down onto your foot. You should then consider using a foot orthotic that has been built with a metatarsal pad. The support will be positioned behind the ball of the feet. With the metatarsal pad placed in this position the strain on the foot is relieved because the weight on the foot is evenly distributed through the foot. In the event that these self-help steps do not work, then visit a podiatrist for other options.