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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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Atlantic Joint Center Locations

Advanced Spine Surgery Center

855 Lehigh Ave. Union, NJ 07083


2163 Oak Tree Rd, Suite 110, Edison, NJ 08820


25 Rockwood Avenue Suite #355, Englewood, NJ 07661

Jersey City

200 Hudson St., Suite 145 Harborside, Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Park Avenue

1045 Park Ave., New York, NY 10028

West Orange

475 Prospect Ave., Ste. 110, West Orange, NJ 07052