Caring for neuromas or what’s more commonly called “Morton’s neuroma,” depends on the severity of the condition. Since not everyone experiences the same exact symptoms or suffers from the same level of discomfort or pain, treating neuromas or Morton’s neuromas will differ from person to person.

Caring for neuromas or Morton’s neuromas (also known as an “intermetatarsal neuroma”) goes on a case by case basis. In other words, what will work for one person might be too much — or not enough — for another person. (There’s really no one size fits all when it comes to neuromas or Morton’s neuromas.)

Neuromas or Morton’s neuromas are generally caused by wearing shoes that are too tight and/or high heels. Obviously, this means it more often than not affects women than men — though men can also develop the condition. What’s more, it’s more often found in middle-aged women. But, anyone can develop the condition due to an abnormal gait or a foot abnormality.

Caring for neuromas or Morton’s neuromas can range from just resting the affected foot or feet to applying an ice pack to exercising and stretching the affected foot or feet. However, some people who suffer from neuromas or Morton’s neuromas must take over the counter medications. Still, others might need physical therapy or even perhaps surgery. This all depends on the severity of the condition and the patient’s individual lifestyle.

If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain in your foot or feet, be sure to see your doctor as soon as possible.