What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma is a condition caused by thickening and inflammation of the nerve usually between the third and fourth metatarsal bones.
Causes & Symptoms
Often this is caused by pinching of the forefoot in narrow shoe gear (typically high heels) which increases the pressure in the ball of the foot leading to sharp pain. Many patients will describe a sensation of a pebble or lump in their shoe
Treatments for Morton’s Neuroma
Often Morton’s neuroma can be treated in a conservative fashion.
- Shoe gear modification
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Custom orthotics/padding
If conservative treatment fails, a neuroma be treated with surgical decompression of the nerve.
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