ISU Cyclones’ Ciarra Capezio is back on her Feet and in the Game

Volleyball Tournament 2014Ciarra Capezio, a sophomore on The Iowa State University Cyclones, had a roller-coaster first year.  She was an All-Big 12 freshman, then suffered from Morton’s Neuroma and was forced to undergo foot surgery at the end of the season.

After a long recovery, Capezio is back on the court.  Her post-surgery debut occurred during a recent three-match tournament, and she helped the team defeat Nebraska-Kearney, Nebraska-Omaha, and Northern Iowa.

“She’s a little rusty, there’s things I see that normally she doesn’t do, but I thought she looked really good and pretty pain-free,” said Capezio’s coach. “That’s what’s so exciting; she really hobbled through the end of the season with a lot of pain, so we’re all really excited that she feels good.”

Morton’s neuroma is a condition that causes pain and numbness in the feet.  For treatment options, talk to Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel will provide professional care for all your foot and ankle concerns.

Morton’s Neuroma

Also called Intermetatarsal Neuroma or Plantar Neuroma is a condition that affects the nerves of the feet, which targets the toe between the third and fourth toe. Neuroma is a growth that can occur in various areas of the body. Morton’s Neuroma causes the nerves around the feet to become enlarged causing pain in the feet.

Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by injury or pressure, many times no visible signs will indicate that you may have this. Instead, a tingling sensation along with pain will be present. 

Foot pain should be treated immediately. Paying close attention to your feet will make it less likely that you will have to undergo surgery.

How Does It Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes
- High impact exercise
- Sustaining injuries
- Walking incorrectly (bunions, flat-feet)

Treatment for the affected feet can help tremendously. A podiatrist will help identify the issue and prompt the patient to a treatment plan. In many cases the doctor will recommend the following:      

o   Apply padding to the arch
o   Ice packs on the affected area to reduce swelling

For more information about Morton’s Neuroma, please follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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