Podiatric Surgeon Conference Discusses Neuroma Afflicted Women

By gary@midiabeticfootcenter.com
September 24, 2014
Category: Foot Care
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http://2-ps.googleusercontent.com/x/www.broadwayworld.com/images.bwwstatic.com/columnpic6/250xNxicon-fitness.jpg.pagespeed.ic.GKYM9vkZCR.jpgThe Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) put together a presentation that honed in on active women affected by neuromas in their feet. Women, generally speaking, are more likely to incur foot and ankle conditions, especially neuromas, as a result of  women’s fashion.

Kris DiNucci, who presented at the conference, said that active women who are either flat footed or habitually wear narrow shoes develop a higher chance in contracting neuromas. Morton’s Neuroma, which occurs between the third and fourth toe, happens to be most common neuroma in the feet.

Morton’s neuroma can be a difficult condition to contend with. If you are experiencing symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, talk to podiatrist Dr. Andrew H. Cohen, D.P.M. of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Cohen can diagnose and treat your feet accordingly.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.  Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition.

What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?

-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.

If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Saginaw and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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