Pain Management and Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes. It can be painful and even wearing shoes can make managing your pain difficult.
However, there are some things to keep in mind about pain management–
Many people who have had pain for a long time have “good days” and “bad days.” This usually describes how much pain gets in the way of our daily activities. If you are on your feet all day, or are suffering from the result of years in shoes that do not fit well, more than likely, there will be days when pain is overwhelming.
Pain recovery takes time, patience and consistency. Here are some ways you can help to manage Morton’s Neuroma.
- Take the doctor’s advice! They may advise a pain management specialist
- Give your feet some exercise
- Make footcare part of your self-care routine
- Soak with Epson salt or Dead Sea Salt
- Use a foot cream and massage your feet regularly
- Try acupuncture to calm the pain
- Make sure to wear well-fitted shoes
- Use an insole or orthotic if needed