Morton’s Neuroma

Unique treatment for Morton’s Neuroma.

foot control neuroma painMetatarsal bones are the five long bones in the foot. Inter-metatarsal Neuroma of the foot is a common problem that results in swelling and inflammation of the nerves, located between the 2nd and 3rd, or 3rd and 4th metatarsals. This condition can present gradually, or very rapidly when associated with trauma. Once the pain begins, it will progress. The pain is directly related to the amount of time you spend walking and standing. The intense and disabling nature of the pain associated with Morton’s Neuroma eventually demands attention. Unfortunately the treatment of this disabling condition eludes most physicians and surgeons.

Stop nerve pain caused by the way you walk.

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unique treatment morton neuromasThe diagnosis of Morton’s Neuroma includes some of these signs and symptoms:

  • Numbness in the early stages of the condition between the two involved toes.
  • Sharp shooting pain , that starts under the metatarsal region, and then radiates into the two adjacent toes.
  • Pain with palpation of the inflamed inter-metatarsal nerves, and a characteristic “click” with manipulation of the metatarsal bones, are all classical signs of a Morton’s Neuroma.
  • MRI Computerized imaging techniques will document but are not been necessary to diagnose this benign lesion of the foot. These tests have mostly research and medical legal value.

lower extremity function painThe cause of the inflammation is constant grinding on the nerve as you walk.

This results in a progressive enlargement and swelling of the nerve. The breakdown of the arch, known as pronation, produces instability of the metatarsals, and finally a movement that literally grinds the nerves between the bones. Over time the swelling gradually increases until it manifests as classical sharp, shooting, and often burning electrical, Neuroma pain.

Most treatment at best will only mask some of the symptoms.

metatarsal arch padmorton neuroma surgeryMetatarsal arch pads, OTC and prescription pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, nutritional supplements, physical therapy, cortisone injections,and even prescription orthotics from your physician provide only minimal benefits. Invasive procedures like alcohol injections, laser, cyro, and radio-frequency ablation, prolotherapy, even surgical release and excision, have a very low long term success. More importantly, even if these dangerous procedures do work, the way you walk and stand would just cause another Neuroma. Contrary to the opinion of many physicians/surgeons, multiple Neuromas in both feet are VERY common. Surgical Alternative

  • If you have been diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma.
  • If anti-inflammatory and pain medications have not helped.
  • If cortisone injections have not resolved the pain.
  • If pain continues even with a decrease in walking and standing.
  • If you have changed shoe styles, tried pads, or used other orthotics and insoles.
  • AVOID invasive “nerve destruction” procedures. (alcohol, laser, cyro-ablation, surgical excision)

Orthotic_-_Rev_3-6_-_Web_View_ComparisonTheta progressively changes the way you walk until your pain stops. Without constant irritation every step you take, the swelling subsides and your pain goes away. Because theta progressively changes foot function to levels far beyond what other foot control devices can do, Theta will keep you active and stop the pain, when all other treatments, orthotics, and even surgery have failed.

Theta helps patients who want to avoid surgery.

joann_neuromaHi Dr Jarrett, I know you have many patients and you don’t really remember me, but I am happy to write this testimonial. If I can help in any way please contact me. A little over a year ago I went to the internet to find help for my foot. The same pain was returning after I had 2 Morton’s Neuromas removed 7 years before. I could not go through any surgery again and then to top it off, I was told that surgery wasn’t even done anymore because it didn’t work!

I don’t remember it taking long at all to research. I was lucky and got to the Theta-Orthotic web site easily. When I called, Dr. Jarrett answered the phone and spoke with me at length. He made me very comfortable with my decision to try this insert. I did think he might have over reached some claims when he told me that toes were meant to be straight and mine would get straight wearing the insert, and when he said I would go BACK to my old shoe size. I was normally a 7 and at that time I was wearing an 81/2 .

Theta helps patients who have tried surgery and failed.

I currently have straight toes and buy a 7 or 7 1\2 shoe or boot. He really knows what he is talking about when it comes to fixing feet. I have tried each of the styles and find I prefer one with one type of shoe and another with a different style. They all have a place in my world. I am glad I followed his advice on what to order and I am glad he was there again when I called and whined a little. He helped me realize what I needed to do and it helps to know he has been through this personally. It is nice to talk to someone who has ‘been there’.  I have friends that have issues and I find it hard to believe they are still living with the pain. I do not know what they are waiting on  – but I recommend this product to you. If you are reading this, you really need it or know someone who does.  JoAnn Shofner jolosho@sbcglobal.net

Theta Orthotics are my treatment of choice for Morton’s Neuroma.


highheelfoot treatment neuromaproflipflop neuromaIf you are skeptical that I can stop your pain and keep you walking with my custom treatment products, then consider my NON-custom Propulsive Stage Theta’s.  This simple non-compressible wedge is positioned under the first metatarsal, and is just one of the two functional wedges used in my custom treatment products. It will change foot function, and reduce chronic Neuroma pain, better than any prescription orthotic you can purchase from your local physician, at 1/10 the price.  When it helps resolve more pain than any treatment you have tried so far, you won’t hesitate to come back and purchase my custom products.  Additionally this NON-custom treatment product, can work in shoes that won’t accommodate my custom Digital Theta Orthotics.

Brent A Jarrett DPM

New research and treatment. Stop Neuroma pain, avoid surgery.