Ukiah Podiatrist | Ukiah Morton's Neuroma | CA | Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM |

Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery
Physician & Surgeon of the Foot & Ankle

Address: 238 Hospital Drive Suite B
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone: (707) 463-3668
Fax: (707) 463-3664

 

Morton's Neuroma
 

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of the body creating nerve damage. Morton’s neuroma is the most common neuroma in the foot. It occurs at the base of the third and fourth toes.

If you have a Morton’s neuroma, you will likely experience the following symptoms:

  • Tingling
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot


The symptoms begin gradually and occur only occasionally at first. This generally happens when one is wearing narrow-toed shoes or performing certain aggravating activities. The symptoms may go away temporarily by massaging the foot or by avoiding activities that brought on the pain.

However, over time, the symptoms progressively worsen and may persist for several days or weeks at a time. The symptoms become more intense as the neuroma grows in size and the nerve damage becomes more permanent.

One clearly distinctive risk factor is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box, or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the toe box. People with certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes or flatfeet, are also at high risk for developing a neuroma; as are those who participate in activities that require a repetitive irritation to the ball of the foot, such as running or racquet sports.

It’s best to consult your doctor in the early stages of development as early diagnosis greatly lessens the need for invasive treatments and a potential surgery.

 
 
 
Ukiah Podiatrist Dr. Michael Cosenza, DPM is a poidiatry office providing Morton's Neuroma, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Ukiah, CA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Gout, Hammertoes, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 95482 area and surrounding areas in Ukiah