Can Morton’s neuroma be prevented?

You can take steps to prevent Morton’s neuroma:

  • Don’t wear tight or high-heeled shoes for long periods.
  • Wear shoes with a wide toe box, so your toes aren’t cramped.
  • When you’re more active, wear athletic shoes with plenty of padding to cushion the balls of your feet.
  • Maintain a healthy weight, since extra pounds put more pressure on your foot.
  • For athletes, talk to your coach or trainer to discuss tweaking activities for less pressure on the foot.

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