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Irritating the Ball of the Foot

#HerndonVA Our feet withstand a lot of abuse. But sometimes, they can’t take any more.

Hi, I’m Doctor Stanley Idiculla, a foot doctor of choice in Herndon, and today’s blog is about the condition called Morton’s Neuroma, which can develop due to a repeated irritation of the ball of the foot.

If you’re an avid sportsman and are often involved in activities such as basketball, tennis or jogging, the ball of your foot may experience irritation from long periods of pounding the pavement and/or rubbing against the bottom of your shoe. If the issue is not corrected by extra cushioning, the lateral plantar nerve may enlarge and combine with the medial plantar nerve, thus forming the painful condition called Morton’s Neuroma.

If you feel like you have a pebble under your skin when you walk, you may already have this condition. I encourage you to come see me at my office here in Herndon and let me take a look.

Stanley Idiculla, DPM Dr. Stanley Idiculla, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S., is a top-ranked podiatrist providing advanced care for patients in and around Herndon and Springfield, Virginia. At NoVa Foot and Ankle, Dr. Idiculla offers compassionate care for all types of foot- and ankle-related medical problems, including heel pain, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, ankle sprain, hammer toes, bunions, flat feet, plantar warts, foot infections, plantar fasciitis, corns and calluses, sports injuries, foot and ankle fractures, neuroma, tendonitis, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot and gout, as well as diabetic foot care. In addition, Dr. Idiculla offers custom orthotics designed for each patient’s individual needs. Dr. Idiculla received his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, obtaining bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and philosophy before traveling to New York City where he earned his doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Following graduation.

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