Performance Podiatry


Monthly News December 2012

Welcome to the December newsletter from Performance Podiatry & Physiotherapy. This newsletter includes information on Morton's Neuroma, holiday opening hours and baby news!

The team at Performance Podiatry and Physiotherapy would like to wish you the best for Christmas and many thanks for your support in 2012!

Practice News
Kent and Kylie Sweeting welcomed their second child Ryan John Sweeting into their family on Thursday November 22nd 2012! Ryan was born a healthy 8 pound 8 ounces.


Holiday Opening Hours

During the holiday season we will be closed from Friday 21st December until Wednesday 2nd January. Call reception on 3846 4800 to make an appointment before the holidays.

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Morton's Neuroma
What is it?
Morton's Neuroma refers to compression of the nerve between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals. It is not considered a true neuroma but is still compression of the nerve made worse by excessive movement in the forefoot and scar tissue.

How does it happen?
It occurs secondary to an unstable forefoot, where there is lots of movement between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals. Tight, constrictive footwear can also increase the compressive forces on the nerves.

How does it feel?
Primarily, the pain is ill-defined and localized to the forefoot. It may cause radiating pain into the toes. Weight bearing, particularly in tight footwear or intensive forefoot running may exacerbate the symptoms. Pain is often described as 'shooting' or 'burning' and is often accompanied with pins and needles when compression is applied to the forefoot.

What should you do?
If you have or suspect you have Morton's Neuroma you should seek advice from your nearest health professional and make changes to any aggravating footwear.

What shouldn't you do?
If you have or suspect you have Morton's Neuroma you should not continue to participate in activites that aggravate the symptoms. Tight footwear and high heels should be avoided as they will increase the compressive forces on the forefoot.

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