The best way to treat Morton’s neuroma is firstly to rest. If pain allows, some stretching and strengthening exercises can help improve symptom’s and alleviate some pain.
- You can stretch the calf muscles and Achilles tendon.
- Stretch the plantar fascia along the underneath of the foot, this can be done using a hard ball also.
If you are going to exercise, make sure you build these up slowly so that you don’t irritate the nerve and start the inflammation process again.
Firstly, try a gentle walk to start, maybe start with a mile or 2 depending on your level of fitness.
Once you have done this for a week or two and feel comfortable, then try some HIIT walk/running with 4 minutes of walk followed by 2 minutes light jogging, repeating four to six times. The following day complete rest then try again the next day and as time goes on, pain allows and symptoms reduce, increase the length and intensity.
Please see some exercises and stretch examples in our video.