There are times we will feel an unexpected shooting pain in one of our feet. The pain is generally noticed between your 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.These symptoms usually are a neuroma or as it is also known, Morton’s Neuroma. This is usually a common foot condition seen by Podiatrists. If you have a neuroma you will have swelling and pain in the area. The symptoms that you will feel if you have a neuroma frequently are often sharp shooting pain, burning, pins and needles, prickling, cramping in the front area of the foot and sometimes you will have a lack of sensation in that area of the foot.
The actual cause of the neuroma is typically because the bones of the 3rd and 4th toes are squeezing a nerve that is placed between the two. You will get the symptoms of the neuroma after there has been considerable stress on the front of the foot. Those activities that cause this type of load are walking, standing, leaping or even running. They are high-impact exercises which have been able to place a high amount of load and stress on the feet. Another way that you may get this condition is by wearing footwear with sharp toes and higher heels. The high heels puts stress on the foot as the weight of the body is supported by the front part of your foot. As there is no other balance for the foot you are forced to rely on the ball of the foot to balance the body while you are walking, standing or any other activity.
Neuromas certainly are a curable foot condition that may also be avoided from occurring in the first place. The initial step to managing the neuroma would be to choose and wear the appropriate shoes. The shoes that you ought to choose should have a wide area for the ball of the foot and the top of the shoes mustn't press down onto your foot. You should then consider using an that has been built with a metatarsal pad. The support will be put behind the ball of the feet. By having the metatarsal support put in this position the force on the feet are relieved because the weight on the foot is evenly distributed throughout the foot. When these self-help steps do not help, then see a podiatrist for additional options.