The best shoes for Mortons Neuroma

If you feel a pain in your foot like you’re standing on a pebble, a fold in your sock, or another small object, you might have Morton’s neuroma. A neuroma is also sometimes called a pinched nerve, and it refers to a growth of nerve tissue that may cause pain or a burning/tingling sensation.

A neuroma can form in many places in the body, but a neuroma of the foot is one of the most common. When a neuroma occurs in the ball of your foot, usually between your third and fourth toes, this condition is known as Morton’s neuroma.

What causes Morton’s Neuroma

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The cause of Morton’s neuroma, or any neuroma, is not completely understood but they appear to form in response to constant irritation, like pressure from narrow shoes, or trauma from an injury.

Tight footwear that puts pressure on the front of your feet can cause or worsen Morton’s neuroma. Many high heels feature narrow toe boxes, and heels over 2 inches can increase the pressure you’re putting on your forefoot. Footwear for certain sports, like rock climbing or snow skiing, often trend toward too tight and may also increase your risk for Morton’s neuroma.

And, like many foot conditions, having one-foot deformity can increase your risk of developing others. Folks with high arches or flat feet can be at a greater risk for Morton’s neuroma because of the instability both conditions create in and around the toe joints. Bunions and hammertoes may also increase your risk of developing Morton’s neuroma.

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Shoes to treat or prevent Morton’s neuroma

If you have Morton’s neuroma you may have considered orthotic inserts, insoles, or even surgery. Fortunately, you can often avoid surgery for Morton’s neuroma by finding better footwear, getting some rest and a break from tight shoes, and by stretching and exercising the afflicted areas.

One of the key things to look for in footwear is a generous toe box. Pressure from narrow shoes may cause Morton’s neuroma or related conditions like bunions or hammertoes, so give your toes room to spread out! You also want plenty of room in the forefoot area so your feet remain in a natural position as you stand or walk.

Arch support is also important, as flat feet or high arches can both increase your risk for neuromas in the foot. Rather than finding an insole or getting a custom orthotic to treat either extreme, KURU shoes use space-age tech to adapt to your specific needs! Our ULTIMATE INSOLES offer a mix of support and cushioning along your arch, and they mold to the unique shape of your feet over time using your own body heat.

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DISCLAIMER: The information on this site is for informational purposes and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis, or treatment by a trained medical professional. If your foot condition symptoms persist, this could be a sign of a more serious condition. Because everyone´s feet and body are different, results are not guaranteed and may vary from the customer experiences and testimonials shared on this site. Always consult a trained medical professional prior to any treatment regimen.