Morton’s Neuroma

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is sometimes referred to as Morton’s metatarsalgia, because a true tumor is not believed to be present.  The term neuroma is typically used to refer to a tumor.  But, in this condition, a bundle of tissue fibers presses on nerve tissues.  Basically, it is a pinched nerve. 

mortons neuroma

What are the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?

The usual symptoms are numbness and/or pain in the second, third and/or fourth toes.  A “pins and needles” feeling is … Read the Full Article

Diabetic Foot Care & Diabetic Neuropathy

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Diabetic foot care encompasses steps that are aimed at preventing infection and relieving the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. 

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

A neuropathy is a disorder that affects the nervous system.  A diabetic neuropathy can affect nearly any part of the body, but the feet are typically affected first. 

Neuropathies do not affect the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column, but the peripheral nerves which transmit signals to the brain, via the spinal column.  … Read the Full Article