Safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma

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Safety shoes against Morton's neuroma

On the market there is a wide choice of safety shoes, and at first sight they look all the same, although there are actually great differences among the various types. In this article my goal is to give you some advice about the best Safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma.Safety shoes against Morton's neuroma

I will try to give you an idea of what problems can be avoided by using the right kind of safety shoes.

I am sure this article will be a big help to you so that you will be able to choose the perfect pair of safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma for your problem.


Morton’s neuroma

Safety shoes against Morton's neuroma

Morton’s neuroma (also known as Morton neuroma, Morton’s metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal neuroma and Intermetatarsal space neuroma) is a thickening of a nerve of the third intermetatarsal space. It causes pain, a burning sensation and a shock-like feeling. It’s caused by a repeated compression of the forefoot, so the prolonged use of tight shoes can be a predisposing factor.


Morton’s neuroma: the causes

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the sole of the foot, and leads to the thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves that reach the toes. It can cause intense pain and/or burning in the front part of the foot.

High-heeled shoes (women’s shoes) can lead to developing Morton’s neuroma. Many people feel relief after they stopped wearing high heels and started using flats. Sometimes injections of corticosteroids or surgery can be necessary.


Symptoms of Morton’s neuroma

Safety shoes against Morton's neuroma

Normally this condition has no symptoms that can be observed from the outside. The most common symptoms are:

  • A feeling as if there was a bubble or a stone in the shoe
  • Pain which can radiate to the toes
  • Tingling or numbness in the toes
  • Of course to receive a correct diagnosis the examination of a specialist is necessary.


Safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma: recommended products

If you suffer from this condition, your safety shoes should have the following characteristics:

  • wide toecaps: normally the widest are the composite and those of glass fiber;
  • size Mondopoint 11 or 12, which in average have larger toecaps and uppers;
  • made of soft leather, or textile, even knitted or crocheted;
  • your safety shoes should have a handy and quick closing system, like the Boa system or the Velcro;
  • the insoles should contain gel, which provides a very good absorption of shocks and vibrations in the metatarsal area;
  • the insoles should provide support to the arches;
  • I wouldn’t recommend thin shoes, casual shoes and sport shoes with a flat shape, because they could be very tight.
  • You should avoid safety shoes with flat or tights toecaps, pointy shoes and shoes made of rigid materials, especially in the area of the toecap; you should prefer safety shoes with large toecaps and made of soft materials in order to reduce the friction of the skin.


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Safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma: Conclusion

Safety shoes against Morton's neuroma

Those tips will help you to find the perfect type of safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma for your problem.

As soon as you learn the ropes and you get the right safety footwear for your needs, you will experience better comfort at work.

I assure you that if you wear the right type of safety shoes against Morton’s neuroma you will live a better work experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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