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Get Long Lasting Relief From Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is when the nerve between your toes becomes inflamed. It can result in pain between your toes and feeling like you’re stepping on a pebble. You may need surgery if the pain is severe. Either way, Dr. Kipp has you covered.

Say Goodbye To Morton's Neuroma Forever

We identify the source of the problem and provide a treatment plan that addresses the issue and prevents it from happening again.

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Thorough Diagnosis

Dr. Kipp takes time to appropriately diagnose the problem so he can prescribe the most effective treatment to get you better faster.

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The Right Treatment

Whether non-surgical or surgical, Dr. Kipp's proven Morton's neuroma treatments are effective 90% of the time.

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Guidance & Support

We invest the time to listen and understand your needs so we can provide the type of guidance and support you need to thrive.

A Morton's Neuroma Overview

Morton’s neuroma is a common condition that affects the forefoot. Between the metatarsal bones and toes, the heel and ball of your foot can become swollen and inflamed. You usually feel it on the bottom of your foot, between your toes. It can be painful and make it hard to walk.

Morton’s Neuroma Treatment is important. Without treatment, your neuroma can grow and become permanent nerve damage.

Causes & Symptoms

What causes Morton’s neuroma?

A damaged nerve on the ball of your foot is a common symptom of Morton’s neuroma. It can be caused by one of the following:

  • A congenital foot problem.
  • Running or walking too much, which causes pressure on that area.
  • Prioritizing style over support while wearing certain shoes.

What are the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is not a tumor, but it causes some of the same symptoms. You may feel pain in your foot, and it may come and go. At first, it starts slowly, and you might be able to relieve your symptoms by taking off your shoe and rubbing your foot.

Neuromas usually form between the bones of your third and fourth toes. This is because they are the closest to the pinky toe. However, it can also happen between the second and third toes. When your nerve feels too much pressure or is compressed, this creates inflammation and irritation.

Diagnosis & Testing

How is Morton’s Neuroma diagnosed?

When Dr. Kipp examines you, he will:

  • Look for a mass between your toes.
  • Put pressure on the spaces between the toe bones to identify the area of pain in your foot.

When you have foot pain, it may be from a neuroma. Usually, this is diagnosed just by symptoms and a physical exam. However, an x-ray helps rule out other causes of pain such as stress fractures or arthritis in the foot. You may also need an ultrasound or MRI to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment

What are the treatments for Morton’s neuroma?

Severe neuromas require different types of treatments. Some can be done at home but others may require a visit to a healthcare provider. It’s best to check your symptoms with Dr. Kipp first and find a treatment that will work for you. Some of the treatments that he may recommend include:

  • Orthotics – Custom shoe inserts that take the pressure off the painful nerve. A healthcare provider will adjust them to your foot shape.
  • Surgery – A neurectomy is the most common surgery for it. In the procedure, Dr. Kipp removes part of the nerve tissue. If you’ve tried other treatments that didn’t work, this can be a good option.
  • Radiofrequency ablation – This minimally invasive procedure uses an electric current to heat up the nerve tissue, which can help with the pain. It typically lasts for six to 12 months or longer, which is a change from other treatments that have a shorter lifespan.

Prevention

How can Morton’s neuroma be prevented?

You can prevent Morton’s neuroma by:

  • Don’t wear high-heeled shoes too often.
  • Wear shoes with a wide toe box that is breathable.
  • When you’re more active, wear athletic shoes with lots of padding for your feet, instead of running around in sneakers.
  • Maintain a healthy weight by eating healthy and exercising. Extra pounds can put more pressure on your feet and cause more serious pain.

Prognosis

What is the prognosis for people with Morton’s neuroma?

At the first sign of foot pain, don’t wait. There are effective treatments that can help you get back to living without pain. Typically, a combination of treatments may give the best result, including wearing roomy shoes, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and using custom orthotics.

Morton’s neuroma is a pain. So how do you treat it? The most common approach is surgery, which is effective for about 75% to 85% of people who have it. But you don’t have to have surgery! In fact, Morton’s neuroma can usually be successfully treated with a combination approach – about 80% of those who use this method find relief from their symptoms.

Get The Right Treatment The First Time With Dr. Kipp

Dr. Kipp usually recommends conservative treatments first, turning to surgery only when more conservative treatments fail. Get a treatment plan that takes your needs into account and start the road to relief today.

Have a question? Text us @ 727-809-1555

Accepted Insurances

We accept this provider as a secondary insurance only.

We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept this provider as a secondary insurance only.

We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept this provider as a secondary insurance only.

We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept this provider as a secondary insurance only.

We accept all standard Medicare plans and Medicare Railroad plans.

For those without insurance or an insurance provider we do not currently accept, we offer discounted private pay rates that are often a better value than with insurance. 

If you’re interested or would like to learn more, send us a text at 727-285-9095.

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We accept the majority of PPO plans. We do NOT accept HMO plans. Discounted private pay rates are available.

We accept this provider as a secondary insurance only.