morton's neuromaCiarra Capezio and The Iowa State University Cyclones defeated Nebraska-Kearney, Nebraska-Omaha, and Northern Iowa in a three-match tournament recently.  Capezio, who had been an All-Big 12 freshman last year suffered Morton’s Neuroma towards the end of the season, but achieved a double victory.  In addition to helping the Cyclones defend the court, the tournament gave way as her debut return to the game and a milestone in her recovery from foot surgery.

“She’s a little rusty, there’s things I see that normally she doesn’t do, but I thought she looked really good and pretty pain-free,” said Capezio’s coach. “That’s what’s so exciting; she really hobbled through the end of the season with a lot of pain, so we’re all really excited that she feels good.”

Morton’s neuroma is a condition which triggers pain and/or numbness in the feet. For treatment options or questions about Morton’s neuroma, talk to Dr. Alan Discont, DPM of Family Foot and Ankle Care  Dr. Discont can help you with your foot and ankle condition and provide professional care and advice.

Morton’s Neuroma

Also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, which targets the toe between the third and fourth toe. Neuroma is a growth that can occur in various areas of the body. Morton’s Neuroma causes the nerves around the feet to become enlarged causing pain in the feet.

Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by injury or pressure, many times no visible signs will indicate that you may have this. Instead, a tingling sensation along with pain will be present. 

Foot pain should be treated immediately. Paying close attention to your feet will make it less likely that you will have to undergo surgery.

How Does It Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes
- High impact exercise
- Sustaining injuries
- Walking incorrectly (bunions, flat-feet)

Treatment for the affected feet can help tremendously. A podiatrist will help identify the issue and prompt the patient to a treatment plan. In many cases the doctor will recommend the following: 

o   Apply padding to the arch
o   Ice packs on the affected area to reduce swelling

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