How Do Podiatrists Treat Neurom’a in the Foot?

Top of foot pain is a general term which is used to describe any pain in the top of the foot and it is not really a specific diagnosis.Commonly top of foot pain may be a shooting pain that can be found on the top area of the foot near the second toe. There are times when the pain sensation could be found across the 3rd and 4th metatarsal. There are 2 ways in which you can get top of foot pain. Top of foot pain may be the consequence of a stress fracture or tendonitis of a metatarsal tendon. When a high force activity like running is carried out with injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin pain and other injuries, this combination can result in top of the foot discomfort. Sometimes top of the foot pain is very painful that standing for brief times is agony. The reason for this severe agony is a issue referred to as over pronation. It is possible to control the discomfort by wearing insoles. There are many things that could cause top of foot pain. Ganglions that are sacs of jelly-like substance develop following a rupture in a joint capsules. The ganglions form at the top of the foot and they are factors behind top of foot pain.

The additional causes are Morton’s Neuroma that is a condition commonly seen by Podiatrists. It is an irritation of a nerve that is between your 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. In this case the bones get cramped together and pinch a nerve that's between the two. The pain sensation from this can occasionally cause top of foot pain. Also hammer toes could cause top of foot pain. In this problem one of the toes is bent upwards. This bent look causes the toes to appear misshapen. As a result of the toe becoming bent upwards it is difficult to wear shoes and often it’s uncomfortable to walk. Because of this claw toes may give rise to top of foot pain.

There are many other foot injuries which could lead to top of foot pain. The easiest way to help control this disorder is to use foot orthotics which give some support and comfort to your foot. The insoles deal with the cause of the foot discomfort which in turn causes top of foot pain. The foot orthotics prevent the discomfort from reoccurring. The other method that you can help ease the impact of top of foot pain is by using foot wraps. These have been designed to give relief to the top of foot pain. This foot wrap will help you move about without experiencing lots of pain. By wearing a foot wrap you aren't restricted to one place, and your pain is less. In the event that you are not getting anywhere with this, then it might pay to go to a podiatrist.