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#687 The 4 worst traits of a running shoe for Morton’s neuroma

One of the most common nerve related running injuries is a thing called Morton’s neuroma. A “neuroma” is just an irritated nerve. A “Morton’s neuroma” occurs specifically in the foot between the 3rd and 4th toes.

When a neuroma first starts, the nerve is just a little bit irritated, and it may feel a bit weird.

In one of the original descriptions of Morton’s neuroma, it described a sensation or feeling of wet leather being stuck to the bottom of the foot. That odd sensation is the result of the nerve getting aggravated. It starts to send little erroneous signals to your brain.

If the nerve is getting irritated, you want to make sure your running shoes are not making it worse.

What are the four worst traits of a running shoe if you have a Morton’s neuroma?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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