Sharp, throbbing, and tingling pain between your middle 3 toes near the ball of your foot is a ‘Morton’s Neuroma’. It means you have a bundle of nerves that is inflamed because it’s being pinched from tightness and weakness in your foot. Learn how to stretch and strengthen the right things to alleviate your pain and get you back to walking normally.
There are 2 arches along the bottom of your foot. The one that runs from your toes down to your heel, and one that runs under all your toes from pinky to big toe. If either or both of these are tight you are at risk of pinching that ‘neuroma’, or bundle of nerves, that is between the base bones of your toes. When nerves get pinched, they get angry and they let you know about it! Keep ’em happy with some easy stretches that you can incorporate into your day a few times. Here’s how!
Video Transcript: Morton’s Neuroma
If you have sharp, throbbing, and tingling pain between your middle 3 toes near the ball of your foot, you’re probably dealing with a ‘Morton’s Neuroma’. It means you have a bundle of nerves that is inflamed. The nerve bundle gets pinched when there is a tightness or weakness in your foot. First you have to fix that tightness, then give your nerves a chance to calm down. Best to get started today on the right stretches because this injury can drag on and on if you don’t take action. I’ll be teaching you the most helpful stretch to help relieve the pain today for free, but please check out the full length PT session for all the details so that you will understand what’s going on and learn how to fix it for good. I’m Josie, a licensed physical therapist, and this is insight into injuries free tip video for Morton’s neuroma. The calf wedge stretch will stretch the plantar fascia that attaches down at the end of your foot where that troublesome nerve bundle is. Wedge your toes up against something solid, keep your heel on the ground, keep your knee and body straight, and shift your weight forward. Hold it for 10-20 seconds, and do it often throughout the day. You might not get relief immediately, but this Will help it over time. I’ve got lots more information for you that will need to know to feel better. Morton’s neuroma can sometimes lead to surgery. So Please check out the full length PT session video today!