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At Nagler Foot Center, one of the most common foot complaints is pain in the ball of the foot and one of the most common causes of ball of foot pain is a “Morton’s neuroma”.  A neuroma is an enlargement of the nerve that runs between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads.

You can learn everything you need to know about neuromas treatments just call Houston’s Foot Doc Sherman Nagler, so we can help you comprehensively treat your neuroma.

Why Do Neuromas Hurt More in High Heels?

Wearing high heels can increase the pain that neuroma for two primary reasons:

  • The increased heel height results in more pressure on the ball of the foot. When there is too much pressure on the ball of the foot, the symptoms of a neuroma can increase.
  • The narrow toe box causes side-to-side compression of the foot and, subsequently, the neuroma.

Have Your High Heels Stretched.

 If you have leather high heels, you can have the shoe stretched.  Stretching the shoe to increase the width will help reduce side-to-side compression of the neuroma. You can achieve the best stretch by taking the shoe to a shoe repair shop. They will need to keep the shoe for several days to achieve an adequate stretch.

Call Nagler Foot Center with all foot ailments. 713.529.1010