Occasionally we can experience an abrupt shooting pain in one of our feet. The pain sensation is generally observed between your 3rd and 4th metatarsals.This pain typically are a neuroma or as it is also called, Morton’s Neuroma. This is a common foot disorder seen by Podiatrists. When you have a neuroma you will see swelling and shooting pain in the area. The symptoms that you're going to feel if you do have a neuroma frequently are often sharp shooting pain, burning, pins and needles, prickling, cramping pains in the front part of the foot and in some cases there will be a lack of sensation in that part of the foot.
The reason behind the neuroma is typically because the bones of the 3rd and 4th toes are compressing a nerve which is centrally located between the two. You may get the signs and symptoms of the neuroma just after there's been substantial force on the ball of the foot. The activities which cause this type of pressure are walking, standing, leaping or even sprinting. These are high impact exercises that have been able to put a high amount of pressure and stress on your feet. Another way that you may get this issue is by wearing shoes with sharp toes and higher heels. The higher heels places load on the foot as the weight of the body is supported by the front area of your feet. As there is no other balance for the feet you are required to rely on the ball of the foot to balance the body while you are walking, standing or any other exercise.
Neuromas certainly are a curable foot ailment that may also be avoided from happening in the first place. The initial step to managing the neuroma would be to pick and wear the suitable shoes. The footwear that you should choose should have a wide area for the ball of the foot and the top of the footwear probably should not press down onto your foot. Next think about using an that's been built with a metatarsal support. The pad will be put behind the ball of the foot. By having the metatarsal dome put in this position the force on the foot is relieved since the weight on the foot is evenly distributed through the feet. When these self help methods don't help, then visit a podiatrist for other options.