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How can I help prevent Morton's neuroma?

Dr. James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatrist (Foot Specialist)

To prevent Morton's neuroma, wear shoes with wide toe boxes. Tight, pointy shoes are the principal culprits behind neuromas. These shoes squeeze bones, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. High heels may aggravate the problem by shifting your weight forward. Over time, this combination can cause the nerves to swell and become painful. There are other, less frequent causes of Morton's neuroma: injury to the foot, repeated trauma (seen among professional ballet dancers), or certain inborn structural defects that place too much pressure on the nerves of the foot.

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