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Old 05-18-08, 07:51 AM  
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I think I have Morton's Neuroma. Which shoes and inserts

I have been having a shooting pain when I roll up onto the ball of my left foot. My last two toe's are numb as well. After searching I am wondering if it is Morton Neuroma. Does anyone have this? I am wondering what would be a good athletic shoe and what inserts work best. Is there anything thing else you do for this? TIA

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Old 05-18-08, 08:52 AM  
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A link

Someone posted this link a few days ago in another thread - you should check it out!

http://www.triggerpointbook.com/mortons.htm

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Old 05-18-08, 08:57 AM  
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A good anatomically oriented yoga teacher could help you with this. Likely an Iyengar teacher.

Its something to take seriously. You might want to consult a specialist.
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Old 05-18-08, 09:13 AM  
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Chris - I'm so sorry to hear you might have Morton's Neuroma! I've had it in both feet and eventually had surgery on both feet (at different times). The first time I had surgery after hurting for about a year. The second time, I waited more like 2 or 3 years but finally decided to do the surgery. It was kind of a disaster but both my feet are good now. The second time, before surgery, I got the shots and they actually worked for about a year. When it started hurting again, I tried the shots again but they only lasted for about a month.

Definitely go see a podiatrist. I hope you don't have Morton's Neuroma, but, if you do, you need to have it treated.

I've never heard of yoga to help Morton's Neuroma but I like Jane's suggestion to check that out. Yoga is so wonderful for so many things.

Metatarsal support is very important. I have orthotics that have extra metatarsal support and I always add metatarsal support in shoes that I don't wear the orthotics with (even now).

Let me know if you have any questions.
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Metatarsal support is very important. I have orthotics that have extra metatarsal support and I always add metatarsal support in shoes that I don't wear the orthotics with (even now).

Let me know if you have any questions.
I'm not Chris, but I have a question fro you, Karen. How do you add metatarsal support to shoes in which you can't or don't wear the orthotics? Is the metatarsal support an OTC product you buy? I've been experimenting with this, as I seem to have a longer second metatarsal in my left foot, but not a neuroma from it. The moleskin suggestion on that link above seems to be working, but I'm curious about your supports, too.

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Old 05-18-08, 09:46 AM  
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I'm not Chris, but I have a question fro you, Karen. How do you add metatarsal support to shoes in which you can't or don't wear the orthotics? Is the metatarsal support an OTC product you buy? I've been experimenting with this, as I seem to have a longer second metatarsal in my left foot, but not a neuroma from it. The moleskin suggestion on that link above seems to be working, but I'm curious about your supports, too.

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Hi Amy - yes, I just add a metatarsal support that's OTC - you just stick them onto the existing liner in the shoe. I've tried several and they all seem to work fine. The point is the have support under the ball of your foot and they all do that. I have found, though, that some of them stick in the shoes better than others. I've tried Dr. Scholl's as well as others that I can't think of at the moment.

I'm glad you don't have a neuroma!
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Old 05-18-08, 07:13 PM  
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I'm not Chris, but I have a question fro you, Karen. How do you add metatarsal support to shoes in which you can't or don't wear the orthotics? Is the metatarsal support an OTC product you buy? I've been experimenting with this, as I seem to have a longer second metatarsal in my left foot, but not a neuroma from it. The moleskin suggestion on that link above seems to be working, but I'm curious about your supports, too.

Thanks,
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For Morton's foot, make sure that the support stays under the first metatarsal and doesn't reach the second. This means that you can't put the support under the ball of the foot. Morton's foot and Morton's neuroma are 2 different unrelated conditions.
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