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is it harmful for you walk on your foot if you have morton's neuroma / metatarsalgia?

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Dr. Haleh Agdassi
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 26 years experience
Not necessarily: Harmful? Not necessarily. Hurtful? Likely. See a podiatrist for an evaluation and determine need for special footwear, orthotics, medication, injections or surgery or other options. Avoid high impact activities in the meantime, avoid high heels/tight shoes.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
Do not suffer: You can continue to walk but try to avoid tight shoes and socks. If conservative treatments are not enough then surgical removal is a good option. Many people walk with less pain even the first day after surgery.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Only if it hurts.: A morton's neuroma is a nerve that is irritated, or inflammed. If you have no pain on walking then don't worry about it. If you do, then you are exacerbating the condition and should seek treatment. Home remedies would include ice and rest. If that doesn't work, it might be time to consult a podiatrist. Further irritation can cause numbness or tingling of toes.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to walk on your foot if you have morton's neuroma / metatarsalgia?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
If no symtoms: Then yes. If pain or swelling or difficulty walking then no. If have symptoms, see a podiatrist. Waer supportive proper fitting shoes. You may need orthotics.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Hey docs, should you walk on your foot if you have morton's neuroma / metatarsalgia?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Neuroma: Of course you can , but , depending on the severity of your pain your podiatrist may want you to restrict your walking to aid in your recovery.

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