Morton’s neuroma insoles need to be custom made to ensure a perfect fit to the foot
Morton’s neuroma is a condition that causes thickening of the tissue surrounding the digital nerve which extends to the toes. It usually appears due to irritation, an injury or excessive pressure, and its main symptom is pain, which is intensified by activity and the wearing of footwear. It can also cause numbness in the toes, cramps and tingling. In most cases, using custom-made Morton’s neuroma insoles to unload the affected area usually relieves the pain and irritation.
These Morton’s neuroma insoles lift and separate the bones in order to reduce pressure on the nerve. For example, Orliman’s extra-thin lined silicone insoles for women with metatarsal pad (the incidence of Morton’s neuroma in women is 6 to 18 times greater than in men) are designed to relieve plantar pain. In the area of the forefoot, they feature a pad to provide continuous cushioning and greater comfort.
Orliman also offers other insoles for Morton’s neuroma, such as the long silicon insole with retrocapital support, which cushions loading points and its different densities provide pressure relief by adapting to the anatomy of the foot.
Custom-made insoles are one of the best ways to relieve the pain and irritation caused by this condition, but the treatment is broader. It should begin with a visit to the podiatrist for a foot examination to determine the cause of the onset of Morton’s neuroma.
The most recommended is a biomechanical study of the tread of the foot. This biomechanical study consists of analysing the foot in static and dynamic positions and its relationship with the knee, hip and spine. This will help the podiatrist to find out if the tread is causing an overload in the foot resulting in irritation of the nerve. It is also a means of preventing the onset of muscle or joint injuries by providing a lot of information for making custom-made insoles that perfectly fit the foot.
After the biomechanical study, the doctor will recommend a treatment in which Morton’s neuroma insoles are essential for reducing the overload. It will also be necessary to change footwear and discard shoes with heels and narrow toes, which tend to compress the foot. It is also advisable for the patient to undergo physiotherapy treatment involving mobility and stretching exercises, and massage to decompress the area. And in acute stages of pain, infiltrations can be useful to relieve discomfort.
In the vast majority of cases, these measures are usually effective. If the condition persists though, surgery may be the only option remaining to increase the space around the nerve or even remove part of it.
It is important to go to the podiatrist as soon as the first symptoms are noticed. Morton’s neuroma can cause problems for walking or doing any activity that puts pressure on the foot, such as driving. Also, if it is not treated in time, it can cause permanent damage to the nerves of the foot, resulting in possible loss of feeling or severe pain.