Morton’s neuroma is swelling of nerve and scar tissue arising from compression of the interdigital nerve in between the metatarsal heads, commonly between the third and fourth metatarsals (long bones of the foot). Women are 4 times more likely to be affected than men.
Excessive rolling in of the feet can cause narrowing of the inter-metatarsal spaces and increasing pressure to the interdigital nerve
Excessive standing and walking
High heel shoes
Pain radiating into the toes, often associated with pins and needles and numbness
Pain aggravated by standing and/or walking
Pain that is worse in tight fitting shoes
A palpable and sometimes painful click on compression of the metatarsal heads
Foot orthoses with forefoot padding to reduce the pressure and widening the inter-metatarsal space
Wider fitting footwear especially at the toe box and a lower heel
Injection of corticosteroid
Surgical excision of the damaged nerve in severe cases
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For further information on this condition or any other foot problem, please contact our friendly staff of Podiatrists at Peel Podiatry Clinic