Orthotics for Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma: a common and debilitating foot problem consisting of a benign tumor-like enlargement of a nerve behind and between two toes.

Morton’s neuroma is painful, affects the ball of your foot, and is most commonly found in the area between your third and fourth toes.

People suffering with Morton’s Neuroma may feel as if they’re standing on a pebble or that there’s a fold in their sock.

This condition is not a true tumor but rather a thickening of the nerve “skin” due to repetitive irritation.

A neuroma is formed by irritation and rubbing of the nerve, similar to the way a callous is formed on your palms when you workout with weights. 

The nerve skin gradually thickens to protect itself from further damage, causing the neuroma to grow.

When the arch of your foot collapses, as shown in the video below, it causes the passage of force to shift away from the big toe and onto the smaller bones of your forefoot.

These smaller bones are not designed to handle the increased stress, causing the underlying tissues to break down, including the nerves running between them to the toes.

As the nerve thickens to protect itself, it occupies more space and is more easily rubbed.

Eventually, the nerve gets so big that it is sensitive to every step and it can even spread the toes (called “the daylight sign”).

The right custom made orthotics will address your pain by correcting the cause of your neuroma.

The right fit custom orthotic will restore proper weight distribution over the big toe and removes the abnormal pressures causing your nerve to thicken.

The nerve can now heal and shrink back to normal size.

It is important to note that, as with most conditions, attacking the problem early enough is critical to avoid the need for surgery.

Should surgery eventually become necessary, the use of our precision calibrated custom foot orthotics immediately afterwards can help insure that the tumor does not return.

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It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters.

Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market.

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1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away.
2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage.
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It turns out HOW your custom foot orthotic is made Actually Matters. Here at Arizona Orthotics We Proudly offer THE ONLY medical-grade, MASS Posture & Precision Calibrated, Custom Foot Orthotic on the market. My Mission 1. Restore HOPE to those suffering with a foot problem they fear may never go away. 2. Optimize Human Performance with a legal advantage - a foundational & biomechanical advantage. 3. Graceful Ageing - I have yet to see someone with bad foot health age gracefully. Thank you so much for stopping by. I appreciate you and hope you find what you're looking for.

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