Best Shoes for Morton’s Neuroma in Kansas City

Say goodbye to Morton’s Neuroma

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Address your pain even when you can't see it.

Morton’s Neuroma has no visible signs, such as a bump. With no physical signs of an injury, you must go by what you feel.

The first sign may be a tingling between your toes, but is usually described as a pebble or a rock in your shoe. At The Running Well Store, we pride ourselves on making sure you feel listened to and that you get the information you need. Our team goes above and beyond to help you find the best shoes (and other helpful products) for Morton’s Neuroma.

Walk Well. Run Well. Work Well.
Walk Well. Run Well. Work Well.
Walk Well. Run Well. Work Well.
Walk Well. Run Well. Work Well.
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About Morton’s Neuroma

The cause of Morton’s Neuroma is not known, however, the choice of footwear seems to be a factor. Wearing high heels (this may be why ladies tend to have the injury more than men) can put extra pressure on the balls of the feet. Wearing tight-fitting, narrow or pointed-toed shoes may squeeze the toes together and limit their movement. Women are about 8 to 10 times more likely to develop a Morton’s Neuroma.

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Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma:

Common symptoms include:

  • A sharp or stinging pain between the toes especially under pressure from standing or walking
  • Swelling between the toes
  • Tingling (“pins and needles”) and numbness
  • Feeling like there is a “bunched-up sock” or a pebble or marble under the ball of the foot

Tips for how to treat Morton's Neuroma

Arch supports and foot pads fit inside your shoe and help reduce pressure on the nerve. These can be purchased over-the-counter at all three Running Well Store locations and online. Or at The Running Well Store in Mission, KS you can have a 3D foot scan for custom orthotics.

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Morton's Neuroma Advice from the Experts

Morton’s Neuroma can be a vexing pathology for runners, walkers, and even those who stand on their feet all day at work. Much of the overall cause centers on forefoot overload, which can cause inflammation and irritation to the nerves in the forefoot. To combat this problem, a regimen of icing and anti-inflammatory measures (or an injection or two for stubborn cases) to calm the pain and inflammation, combined with deliberate calf stretching and OTC (or even custom) orthotic therapy in the shoes to help offload the forefoot, is usually quite helpful. Surgical excision is usually unnecessary and is reserved for the most stubborn and chronic cases.

Matthew D Nielsen DPM, FACFAS
Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon
Comprehensive Foot Centers
https://compfoot.com/

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Morton's Neuroma Products

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Proper Fitting Shoes

We want to make sure there is a lot of room in the shoe for your toes. We may bump you up to a different size or width than you are used to wearing.  We want your toes to be able to splay out. Communicate with your TRWS Fit GURU if the wider or longer shoe makes your heel slip.

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Orthotics

Orthotics take some of the pressure off the ball of your foot and splay it evenly across your arch. This can sometimes provide relief to those with Metatarsalgia.

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Met Pad or Metatarsal Pad

A Metatarsal Pad helps to spread and cushion your metatarsals to relieve the pain from the pinched nerve.

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Not sure where to start?

The road to recovery is best run cautiously and patiently.

If you are in Kansas City and struggle with Morton’s Neuroma we can help you find relief from your pain, The Running Well Store can help. Schedule a fitting online or simply give your nearest location a call and we’ll provide personalized recommendations to get you back to your fitness goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions