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My husband three toes and heel pain right foot

By Anonymous August 2, 2017 - 8:38pm
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His toes feel raw

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Your husband's symptoms are very broad and he will need an examination to know more.

Toe pain can be caused by Morton's Neuroma - Morton's neuroma is an inflammation of the nerves in the foot that go to the toes. Although the name includes the word “neuroma,” it is not really a tumor. It can affect any of the toes in the foot. However, it most often affects the nerves that run between the third and fourth or second and third toes.

Morton's neuroma is an inflammation caused by a buildup of fibrous tissue on the outer coating of nerves. This fibrous buildup is a reaction to the irritation resulting from nearby bones and ligaments rubbing against the nerves.

Irritation can be caused by:

Wearing shoes that are too tight
Wearing shoes that place the foot in an awkward position (eg, high heels)
A foot that is mechanically unstable
Repetitive trauma to the foot (such as from sports activities like tennis, basketball, and running)
Trauma to the foot caused by an injury (such as a sprain or fracture)
It is unusual for more than one Morton's neuroma to occur on one foot at the same time. It is rare for Morton's neuroma to occur on both feet at the same time.

Heel pain can be caused by plantar faciitis - plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue attached to the heel bone that supports the arch of the foot.

If this pain doesn't clear up for him soon, he needs to see his doctor.

August 3, 2017 - 7:28am
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