Often, shoes are the primary cause of Morton’s Neuroma – particularly shoes that shift weight to a compressed area at the front of the foot. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Morton’s Neuroma affects many ballet dancers:
not only do narrow fitting pointe shoes cause problems – but also the types
of repetitive, traumatic stress that dancers’ feet experience.
To help alleviate the pain, try putting a toe separator in between those toes just to stop the compression. Another thing you can try is having a slightly wider fitting pointe shoe to give a little bit of space, rather than one that compresses those toes.
If you experience pain in your feet, is recommended to see if you can find a therapist who specializes in working with dancers to make sure that you get a correct diagnosis and a good rehabilitation plan, so that you can get back to dancing as soon as possible.