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Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma: Introduction

A painful form of foot neuralgia (nerve pain) mostly seen in middle aged women who have worn ill fitting footwear frequently. Moreton's neuroma is a painful thickening of the nerves usually between the third and fourth toe due to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. Although neuroma usually means a tumor, in this case there is no tumor and often not even a lump - usually it is a thickening of the nerve. The condition is also called Morton's foot, Morton's neuralgia, and Morton's toe. ...more »

Symptoms of Morton's Neuroma

  • Sharp
  • Severe pain in corresponding toes
  • Painful swelling/lump at base of affected toes
  • Numbness or tingling in affected toes
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Morton's Neuroma

  • Footwear adjustment
  • Padding of foot under affected toes or use of special inner soles
  • Local corticosteroid at affected site
  • Surgical excision of lump to free entrapped nerve
  • more treatments...»

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