Morton’s Neuroma is a painful disorder of the foot. The condition may begin when pain is detected around the ball of the foot, normally between the third and fourth toes. If you suffer from Morton’s neuroma, then you’ll know the feeling— discomfort around the ball of the foot, similar to a small rock stuck in your shoe.
WHAT IS MORTON’S NEUROMA?
Morton’s neuroma occurs when a nerve in the ball of the foot swells or thickens. When toes are cramped together over long periods of time, it can cause swelling in the nerve between the toes. This swelling will become increasingly painful, especially when walking. You may find that when you wear tight shoes or high heels, pain worsens.
Morton’s neuroma may progress to affect one or both feet. What starts as a slight tingling sensation in between the toes can worsen over time. Toes may cramp. Sharp pain may shoot through the foot. It may be almost impossible to place weight on the ball of the foot or the base of the toes.
Common symptoms of Morton’s neuroma include:
- Tingling between the toes
- Painful burning/sharp pain in the foot
- Pain worsens when walking
- Tingling and pain that worsens over time • Cramping in the toes
- Pain increases when wearing tight shoes
Changing into roomier shoes can provide some relief, but hardly addresses the root of the problem.. Constant discomfort in the foot can affect quality of life. You may find it difficult to walk and exercise. As a result, your wellbeing will inevitably suffer.
WHAT CAUSES MORTON’S NEUROMA?
As described, Morton’s neuroma pain is triggered by an irritated or compressed nerve between the toe bones. Although the exact cause remains unknown, experts have identified risk factors that may play a role in the development of symptoms.
Many podiatrists point to common foot problems that could exacerbate the issue:
- Flat feet
- High arches
- Hammer toes
- Abnormally positioned toes
A physician may tell you that tight footwear and rigorous exercise can aggravate the condition. You may be advised not to play sports or engage in strenuous activity. But again, this recommendation doesn’t address the cause of the disorder. Avoiding exercise may offer temporary pain relief, but it will compromise your health.
A sedentary lifestyle is not a cure for Morton’s neuroma.
THE TRUTH ABOUT MORTON’S NEUROMA TREATMENT
Besides avoiding physical activity and walking that can trigger pain, a podiatrist may advise surgery. At face value, surgery may seem like an ideal solution for Morton’s neuroma, especially if you have struggled with pain, swelling, and cramping for years on end.
Yet according to Present Podiatry, surgery is not the answer for the majority of patients. Up to 80% of patients with Morton’s neuroma do not need surgical intervention. Furthermore, 20% of patients who undergo surgery are dissatisfied with the outcome.
One study conducted on 115 patients with Morton’s neuroma confirmed that 80% of sufferers fared better without surgery. Other treatment options were explored, including wearing a wider shoe and using prescription injections for three months without improvement. The study reported that four out of five patients found foot pain relief without invasive surgery.1
For the vast majority of health issues, surgery should not be the first course of action.
If you’ve been struggling with chronic pain for many years, a “quick fix” surgery may seem like the answer. Yet surgery is never a quick solution. Surgery is invasive and requires months of rehabilitation. You may be prescribed harmful drugs with risk of side effects. Worse still, if the underlying cause of the condition is never addressed, symptoms could reoccur in the future.
THE SERRAPEPTASE CONNECTION
Sufferers of Morton’s neuroma are shocked to hear that nutritional therapy can offer pain relief. The natural enzyme serrapeptase has helped those with the condition find relief and regain their ability to walk without pain.
Serrapeptase is an anti-inflammatory enzyme that comes from the intestine of the silkworm. Serrapeptase’s ability to break down non-living tissue and inflammation can directly benefit Morton’s neuroma recovery.
One serrapeptase user describes their experience, “I have Morton’s Neuroma on my right foot. It has improved since I started taking the serrapeptase enzyme. I have also noticed that other ‘hot spots’ of arthritic type pains have disappeared! Thanks.”
Another Morton’s neuroma sufferer confirms, “Serrapeptase completely cured my Morton’s Neuroma some years ago.”
While surgery can be beneficial in emergency circumstances, it’s always best to start with natural remedies. The enzyme serrapeptase can calm inflammation in the body. Morton’s neuroma sufferers report near-miraculous results and long-term pain relief.
Eating healthy foods is always recommended alongside serrapeptase use. The foods you eat each and every day affect your health from head to toe. Cutting out processed foods and starchy carbs will work hand-in-hand with serrapeptase to calm inflammation in the body. Eating fresh vegetables and dark-skinned fruits regularly will give your body the antioxidant protection it needs to guard against damage.
Even with a chronic pain condition like Morton’s neuroma, it is still important to walk and move every day. Use exercise to build up your strength and support your recovery system. If pain is severe, commit to a minimum of two minutes of physical activity a day and build from there. The most effective treatment for Morton’s neuroma does not involve a sedentary lifestyle and surgery. You can get your life back and find relief.
80,000iu’s serrapeptase per tab/cap mixed with MSM & Trace Minerals.
Morton’s Interdigital Neuroma: A Comprehensive Treatment Protocol GL Bennett et al 1995 Foot Ankle International Vol 16, No.12/December 1995