As a lifelong runner, Joe Legat of Illinois seemed like the perfect candidate for the 50Sub4 Marathon Club. Membership in 50Sub4 only goes to runners who are dedicated enough to complete a marathon in less than four hours in all 50 states.
In order for Legat to accomplish his goal of getting into the club he had to run marathons frequently. Some of his races were even on consecutive days. Conditions like Morton’s neuroma and atrial fibrillation slowed him down, but they weren’t enough to deter him. Legat finished his last race in Hawaii a few months ago, making him an official member of 50Sub4.
Morton’s neuroma can make a person extremely uncomfortable. To get treatment for a neuroma in your foot, speak to podiatrist Dr. Mark Landry of Kansas. Dr. Landry will assess your condition and work with you to alleviate your pain.
Morton’s neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the third and fourth toe and the ball of the foot, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible to this condition. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones. Women are more likely than men to have an occurrence of this foot condition. When a person has Morton’s neuroma, it can feel as if they are walking on stones or marbles.
What Increases the Chances of having Morton’s Neuroma?
-Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot area.
-Jogging, running and any sports that involve constant impact to the foot area.
-Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformity may put you at a higher risk for developing Morton’s neuroma.
If you suspect that you may have this condition, you should visit your podiatrist. A podiatrist will first conduct a thorough physical examination to check for palpable masses between the bones of the foot. The podiatrist will also apply pressure to the foot or toe area to replicate the pain a person experiences when active. The podiatrist may also prescribe an x-ray to rule out other conditions or problems.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Overland Park, KS. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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