Numbness verses Pain. Morton's neuroma can cause a lot of different symptoms including numbness but as long as that does not affect the quality of your life, there may be no need to address this. Most patients do something about "pain, " but you can try a cortisone injection and this may help the numbness but not necessarily. Beyond this, there is nothing much that will help like p. T., shoes, etc.
Several things. Things which might help could be wearing larger (wider) shoes, spacers between toes, steroid injections and, at last option, surgery.
Not necessarily. Numbness comes from compression of sensory nerves which supply the toes between metatarsal bones. Compression results in inflammation or swelling. When the nerve is compressed, inflamed, or swollen, sensation can be altered. Intermittent symptoms mean nerve dysfunction is generally not severe enough to cause permanent damage-but continuing damage can become permanent. Take action before then. Read more...