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.
Why Do Neuromas Hurt More in High Heels?
Wearing high heels can increase the pain that neuroma for two primary reasons:
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