Suffer from a Morton’s Neuroma? We can help!

What you need to know

At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we specialize in complex and chronic conditions. Call our office today, (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help your specific concerns.

Suffer from a Morton’s Neuroma? We can help!

A common source of foot pain is a Morton’s Neuroma. Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves in the foot. Often the cause maybe pressure or injury to the area, often from over activity, or tight or high heeled shoes.

Symptoms of a Morton’s neuroma include numbness and tingling of the toes, and aching and burning in the ball of the foot. Pain often radiates forward from the mid-foot to the third and fourth toes. It is aggravated by walking on hard surfaces and wearing tight shoes.

Acupuncture for mortons neuroma

How is Morton’s Neuroma pain treated?

Commonly patients are placed on pain reducing medications such as Gabapentin and prescribed physical therapy. Orthotics may be used to help decrease pressure on the metatarsal area in the foot to help alleviate pain. However, patients often report that this may help reduce pain it does not fully resolve the issue. The next in line standard treatment is cortisone injections to help reduce inflammation. It has been shown the injections may only last three months. If patients still have pain after 9 months, surgery is often recommended to remove the neuroma, however some report lower success rates due to complications and regrowth of the neuroma over time.

How can we help?

We often find that people make their way to our office when they have exhausted all other options. Having a Morton’s Neuroma is frustrating, painful, and dramatically affects quality of life as my patients report they are not able to do the activities they like due to the pain. Acupuncture and other therapies we offer, have been shown to help reduce local and systemic inflammation, decrease pain for long-term lasting results, and can help to restore nerve function and health.

Also, as an added bonus, there are little to no side effects to acupuncture and is very effective!

At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we specialize in complex and chronic conditions. Call our office today, (425) 686-4498 to set-up your initial consultation to learn how we can help your specific concerns.


Sources:

Uptodate.com

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6486266/

 

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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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