Patrick Duffy is best known for his role in Dallas as Bobby Ewing. He is an accomplished American actor who is rumored to be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma. According to National Enquirer, Patrick Duffy is suffering from a very painful foot condition.
Morton’s Neuroma is a kind of condition that affects the nerves of the feet, mainly the area between the third and fourth toes. This condition causes the nerves around the feet to swell, causing the feet to feel pain. Dr. Jonathan Kletz is a podiatrist who specializes in helping people with chronic foot pain and other types of foot conditions.
What are some of the causes of Morton’s Neuroma?
- If one of the nerves of the foot is injured, pressure or irritated, Morton’s Neuroma happen.
- Wearing ill-fitting and high heeled, and tight shoes cause extra pressure on the toes and the area around the ball of your foot.
- Participating in high impact exercises and sports such as jumping, running, or hiking will cause the feet a repetitive trauma.
- People who have foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, and other foot deformities are prone to develop Morton’s Neuroma.
What are some ofthe signs and symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma?
- You can feel a burning sharp pain and numbness on the bottom of your foot
- The pain gradually increases while walking and decreases when at rest
- Tingling sensation in between your toes
Wearing high-heeled shoes and standing for a long period of time contributes to the development of Morton’s Neuroma too. If the signs and symptoms persist, visit a podiatrist right away so he can suggest a procedure to reduce the symptoms or recommended ways on how to treat it.
How to treat Morton’s Neuroma?
The treatment will depend on the duration of the condition and its severity. If your Morton’s Neuroma becomes severely painful, your podiatrist will start treating you using a conservative and non-surgical methods. Always check with your Podiatrist before any treatment plan. Here are some of the non-surgical ways on how to treat Morton’s Neuroma at home:
- Avoid using high-heeled and tight shoes. Wear something comfortable to allow your foot to breathe.
- Wear orthotic pads and metatarsal pads to provide a good arch support.
- Exercising and losing weight will help reduce the strain on the feet.
- Use anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain
- A steroid injection medication can relieve the pain instantly.
How to prevent Morton’s Neuroma?
Preventing Morton’s Neuroma is not always possible but wearing and using low-heeled shoes can reduce the risk. Symptoms will go away eventually and it has the possibility not to return again.