Orthoses For Morton's Neuroma



In this video, Mr McCulloch discusses the role of orthoses in managing Morton's neuroma. He highlights how his in-depth gait analysis laboratory has consistently found that excessive forefoot stress and pressure significantly contribute to the development of Morton's neuroma. While treatments like open surgery, cryosurgery, and radiofrequency address the neuroma itself, they don't always tackle the underlying high pressures which can cause other issues. Thus, normalising forefoot pressures is crucial, achievable through proper footwear and, in some cases, orthoses. These devices are important for correcting mechanical imbalances in the foot that other methods can't resolve, making them a key component in managing Morton's neuroma for some patients, alongside physiotherapy and other rehabilitation measures.