Morton’s Neuroma: Treatment With Chiropractics

by Administrator 6. September 2012 13:33

Morton’s neuroma might have a scary name, but the good news is that this painful disorder can be easily cured and despite being a “neuroma”, it is benign. The disorder is associated with acute pain in the foot which is usually present between the third and fourth toes. The feeling might be compared to having a solid object like a small stone stuck under the foot. The underlying cause of the disease is the thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerves that supply to the foot, hence the name “neuroma”.

Along with pain radiating through the entire foot, patients might also experience numbness and a stinging sensation in the foot. While some patients might experience relief by changing footwear, others might need more advanced treatments, and in some cases, even surgery.

Chiropractic treatment of Morton’s neuroma starts with a thorough physical examination and screening tests to determine the cause of the disease. In most cases, the chiropractor is able to detect a subluxation in the pelvic region of the spine. This subluxation disrupts the sciatic nerve, which is responsible for supplying to the lower extremities, including the feet. By correcting this subluxation, the pressure is released from the nerve, hence restoring its normal functionality and providing relief from pain.

In other cases, the subluxation might be found in the upper cervical region. In these cases, the affected nerve is the phrenic nerve, which is responsible for lifting the arches in the feet.  Spinal manipulation is used to correct these subluxations, and helps by stretching the soft tissue along with stimulating the nervous system.  The chiropractor is also trained to perform manipulations in the foot, which help to restore integrity of the arch, and correct subluxations in the bones of the feet, as well as the ankles. This helps to relieve acute pain associated with Morton’s neuroma by easing tension in the foot region and treating the affected soft tissues.

In some cases, the chiropractic treatment for the disease can be supplemented with orthotics, which are used to provide additional support to the feet. This is especially useful in case of Morton’s neuroma caused by injury, in which it is important to hold the affected joints and bones in place with the help of orthotics.  Patients who suffer from muscle inflammation might need to undergo ultrasound treatment to relieve the condition. Chiropractic treatment for Morton’s neuroma is a holistic treatment option, which follows a step-by-step approach to eliminate the cause of the disease, instead of merely providing symptomatic relief.

If you are seeking a chiropractor in Killeen, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Nolanville, Belton, Lampasas or Gatesville, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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