Why is the ball of my foot feeling numb?

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain, numbness, or tingling in the affected area.

There are a number of factors that can contribute to the development of Morton’s neuroma, including wearing tight or high-heeled shoes, having flat feet or high arches, and participating in high-impact activities that put stress on the feet.

Treatment for Morton’s neuroma may include changing footwear, using orthotics to support the arch of the foot, and taking anti-inflammatory medications to reduce pain and swelling. In some cases, corticosteroid injections or surgery may be necessary to relieve symptoms.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the ball of your foot, it is important to see a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. With proper care, most people with Morton’s neuroma are able to find relief from their symptoms and return to their daily activities.