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My socks in work boots feel like they are bunched up. When

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My socks in work boots feel like they are bunched up. When I take shoes off socks are fine. Does it mostly when shoes are a year or two old. Newer shoes seem to be OK. I thought it was only my imagination till I met someone with the same problem. I tried changing insoles and it did not help.Shoes are in goog condition.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
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Expert:  Dr. Nomi replied 6 years ago.
Hi,
It is an earliest sign of a medical problem called Morton 's Neuroma.
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in various parts of the body. This is the most common neuroma of the foot . It occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is sometimes referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma. “Intermetatarsal” describes its location in the ball of the foot between the metatarsal bones. Neuromas may also occur in other locations in the foot.
However,you may experience one of these symptoms where the nerve damage is occurring:
Tingling, burning, or numbness
Pain
A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot
A feeling that there’s something in the shoe or a sock is bunched up
Usually surgical removal of it is successful.
Best Regards,
Dr.Naeem
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The bunching of the socks feeling seems to be more in the arch of the foot. I don't have any of the other symtems you mentioned.
Expert:  Dr. Nomi replied 6 years ago.
Hi,
It is good to find that there are no other signs.There is possibility that feeling is not related to neuroma but just poor biomechanics (like very tight shoes or ill fitting shoes ) is causing this.You can try using some 'Metatarsal pads' available in the market.Hope they will help to mask this feeling.
Best Regards,
Dr.Naeem.
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