Committed to the health of your feet, podiatric medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing foot and ankle problems, such as neuromas. Commonly called a Morton’s neuroma, this problem begins when the outer coating of a nerve in your foot thickens. This thickening is usually caused by irritation that results when two bones repeatedly rub together (often due to ill-fitting shoes or abnormal bone movement.) Nerve problems due to diabetes or alcoholism may also cause neuroma-like symptoms.
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