Intense top of the foot pain

I have been diagnosed with Morton’s neuroma. I had a steroid shot about 9 months ago and after a couple of weeks the pain went away. Last night I woke up with sharp shooting pain across the top of my foot. It has continued off and on all day. I have tried advil, ice, and heat. Nothing really helps. Is it likely that this pain is caused by the neuroma?

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what may be causing your foot pain, however I will do my best to guide you. Typically neuroma pain presented when weight bearing or when putting pressure on the front part of the foot.

    A neuroma can cause a sharp or tingling type pain that radiates to the toes. As far as pain across the top of the foot, I would see a Podiatrist. In the mean time, I would pay attention to if your pain is only when you bear weight, does it increase when you walk, is there any tingling or numbness, does the pain increase in shoes, and what/if anything alleviates the pain. Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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