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morton's neuroma & Boots

Posted by suanhwee on 11/25/00 at 00:00 (033448)

I am in the army and need to wear boots.
At first i thought it
was the tightness of the toe box
that caused my feet to feel pain.
Then i took out the laces of the boots
and tried walking in it but i still felt
pain in the area
where my podiatrist told me i had a
neuroma in.

So i borrowed a one size larger
boots and again
took out the laces,
after walking for a while
the same pain recurs.
The reason i took out the
laces was to expand my
toe box however it doesnt
seem to be the tightness
of the toebox that's causing me the
problem as once the laces are
untied tight i
think tightness of the boots
could be ruled out.
Could it be the pounding effect
of my boots?

I was wearing it with
my usual orthotics from my podiatrist.
The strange thing is if i wear soft sole
shoes like running shoes with
a wide toe
box, there isnt seem to be of any problem,
except for little pains
when i walk too much but why is it when i wear
boots i felt
pain is it because of its hardness of the boots or that the boots does not provide enough
cushioning
or other reasons?
Could you pls help me answer my queries.
pls email suanhwee@pacific.net.sg(i am in great distress)

Re: morton's neuroma & Boots

Richard, C.Ped on 11/27/00 at 08:46 (033618)

If it is a neuroma that has been diagnosed, I do think that it is the boots. The boots are made of pretty firm leather that do not have very much give. Consider having the boots stretched at the ball of your foot. This will give the added room needed. Also consider a metatarsal pad to go inside your boots. A correctly placed met pad will 'lift and spread' the metatarsal heads, thus relieving the pressure on the nerve.

Richard, C.Ped

Re: morton's neuroma & Boots

Richard, C.Ped on 11/27/00 at 08:46 (033618)

If it is a neuroma that has been diagnosed, I do think that it is the boots. The boots are made of pretty firm leather that do not have very much give. Consider having the boots stretched at the ball of your foot. This will give the added room needed. Also consider a metatarsal pad to go inside your boots. A correctly placed met pad will 'lift and spread' the metatarsal heads, thus relieving the pressure on the nerve.

Richard, C.Ped