Natural Relief For Morton's Neuroma Pain
Posted on Nov 19, 2022

If you have Morton’s neuroma, then you know it can impact your mobility and daily routine. It shouldn’t have to disrupt your life though.

That’s why we’re dedicated to finding natural solutions to pain.

What Does Morton’s Neuroma Feel Like?

Morton’s neuroma causes discomfort or pain in the ball of the foot region. This discomfort is the result of thickening tissue around a plantar digital nerve, typically between the third and fourth toes. However, Morton’s neuroma can impact the plantar digital nerve between other toes as well.

Tissue thickening around the nerve is commonly the result of pressure from the transverse intermetatarsal ligament in the ball of the foot. A variety of reasons lead to a transverse ligament that is too thick and/or too stiff; this will then compress the nerve underneath.

The resulting pain or discomfort can vary from person to person. Common symptoms include:

  • Feeling as though there is a pebble or marble in your shoe
  • A tingling or numbing sensation in the toes
  • Burning or sharp pain in the affected area, between the toes or in the ball of the foot

Morton’s neuroma can be worsened by wearing ill-fitting shoes that are too tight or narrow. This can irritate the nerve, leading to further pain.

Other foot conditions like bunions or hammer toes can also place pressure on the nerve and cause Morton’s neuroma to develop. Likewise, having a heel cord (Achilles tendon) that is too tight will lead to increased pressure on the ball of the foot; this in turn irritates the Morton’s neuroma.  

Natural Relief Methods

If you experience pain from Morton’s neuroma, thankfully, it can be relieved naturally. One of the more simple methods for reducing pain is to wear shoes that provide more room for the forefoot. You’ll want to be on the lookout for shoes with a wider toe box, so you’re placing less pressure on that transverse intermetatarsal ligament. A ‘zero’ or ‘negative’ drop shoe will also reduce pressure on the forefoot during stance and ambulation.  

Your podiatrist may also recommend inserts that can support the transverse metatarsal arch, which runs along the ball of your foot.

Massage therapy is another pain-relief method that can stimulate blood flow to the nerve and improve its ability to function appropriately. It will also break up thickenings and knots in the connective tissue of the feet. However, it’s important to note that massage therapy for Morton’s neuroma relief should be performed by a professional that is experienced with treating this condition. If the massage is performed incorrectly, it can actually aggravate the nerve further.

Supplements that reduce nerve pain can also be effective for improving your mobility. Consider adding Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) to your routine. ALA is an antioxidant supplement that is effective for reducing the numbness and pain associated with nerve-based pains. Take ALA for improved nerve function and reduced inflammation throughout the body.

Our Nervous System Multi is a unique combination of omega-3, PEA, resveratrol, green algae and NAC. This powerhouse supplement was designed by Dr. Warner to naturally reduce nerve pain and soothe nerve endings. Take this multi to improve your nervous system health and support cell health for optimal aging.

Relieve Pressure With The Right Shoe

Dr. Warner designed The Healing Sole to reduce pressure to key areas of the foot, making it effective for relieving Morton’s neuroma pain.

The Healing Sole has appropriate arch support, including a metatarsal bar, which can alleviate pain in the ball of the foot. The inclusion of a rocker bottom sole also distributes weight throughout the foot more evenly, reducing pressure on the nerve.

Just remember, if you suffer from Morton’s neuroma, there are natural solutions for your pain. Take control of your health.