Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle specializes in treating Morton's neuroma patients in Millsboro & Seaford, DE. Since 2000, our physicians have been serving Southern Delaware with comprehensive care. The doctors on our team strive to listen well and exceed your expectations.
Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot. It mainly develops between the third and fourth toes. This condition occurs when the tissue thickens around one of the nerves leading to your toes. The thickening creates inflammation around the nerve, leading to discomfort and swelling. This inflammation can cause the nerve to become enlarged.
This condition forms out of a response to irritation, pressure, or injury to the nerves in your foot. Our feet are delicate and hold all the weight of our bodies. At Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle, we want to treat your condition and educate you on the cause and risk factors, which may include:
There are no obvious visual signs or symptoms of Morton's neuroma. Unlike other conditions, you won't be able to see a lump or bony feature on the foot since there is no tumor. Typically, the symptoms start slowly and gradually get worse if there is no action for treatment. Morton's neuroma symptoms could look like anything such as:
We will give you a proper diagnosis and plan when you visit our office for an appointment. Our foot and ankle specialist’s will evaluate your condition and rule out any other possible conditions causing your pain. Most of the time, an exam, xray, and a description of symptoms are enough for the physician to diagnose Morton's neuroma without additional imaging. An ultrasound, MRI, or electromyography procedure may be beneficial depending on the extent of the condition. Electromyography tests the electrical activity of your nerves and muscles.
Treatment for Morton's neuroma varies depending on how severe the condition appears. There are many conservative options your doctor may start with to avoid an extensive process. If those approaches don't work, other treatments can guarantee total healing. After the diagnosis, the doctor will recommend Morton's neuroma treatment like the following:
We prioritize our patients’ quality of life at Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle. Our healthcare team works hard to create a positive environment that ensures a successful visit every time. The doctors at our office have been educated and trained with extensive knowledge and understanding of foot and ankle injuries. No condition is too challenging for us to diagnose or treat. Most insurance plans are accepted, as your health and wellness matter to us. Call us at one of our Millsboro or Seaford offices today, and let us help you with your needs. You may also view our New Patients section for more info!