Morton’s Neuroma

Foot and Ankle – Morton’s Neuroma

A neuroma is thickened nerve tissue that develops throughout the body. In the foot, the most common neuroma is a Morton’s Neuroma, which is found at the base of the third and fourth toes, on the ball of the foot between the metatarsal bones. Nerve thickening is the result of compression and irritation of the nerves in a specific area.

Symptoms

  • A sensation of tingling, burning, or numbness
  • Pain at the ball of the foot
  • A sensation that something is disturbing the ball of the foot

Treatment

  • Ice and rest
  • Orthotics
  • Change to wider footwear
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Surgery