What is a Morton's Neuroma?
A Morton's neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) thickening of tissue surrounding the digital nerve in the foot. It is mostly found between the 3rd and 4th toes and is caused by injury or over use and occurs 4 times more often in women.
Symptoms may vary from numbness, a strange feeling, burning, or ball of foot pain. Tight and/or high heels may aggravate the pain.
Treatment of Morton's Neuroma
You should see a podiatrist, who will perform a foot exam. You will learn about your options: a steroid injection, and custom orthotic devices to lift and separate the toes, relieving pressure.
Most people get relief with these simple measures. For immediate help, wear a wider shoe with a lower heel and avoid hard soles.
Metatarsal pads will help also.
New! Cryosurgery for Morton's Neuromas: