Morton’s Neuroma

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Morton’s neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissue, resulting in pain between the third and fourth toes. Compression of the nerve may lead to permanent nerve damage. Morton’s neuroma may be caused by hereditary conditions, but may also be developed through aggravating activities such as running.

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Morton’s Neuroma Basics

A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue, and may occur anywhere in the body. When a neuroma manifests between the third and fourth toes, it is called Morton’s neuroma or intermetatarsal neuroma. Morton’s neuroma may develop as a side effect of certain foot deformities including bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, and hyper-flexible feet. These foot shapes compress and irritate the affected nerve.

Additionally, any outside activities that compress the nerve can cause the development of a neuroma. One of the most common causes is wearing shoes with high-heels or a small toe box. Engaging in sports with repetitive irritation to the ball of the foot, such as running or court sports, are culprits as well.

Morton’s is characterized by the gradual onset of symptoms such as tingling, numbness, pins and needles, radiating pain, and feelings of something stuck in the shoe. Patients may also describe feelings of something inside the ball of their foot, or feeling like their sock is bunched up.

At first, symptoms tend to only appear during aggravating activities.

Over time, symptoms may persist for days or weeks following an aggravating event. At its most severe, Morton’s neuroma permanently changes the nerve, and symptoms are lasting.

Benefits of Morton’s Neuroma Treatment


Pain Relief

Thickening of the nerve may cause a burning sensation in the ball of your foot that radiates outward amongst other pains. Morton’s Neuroma treatment will reduce that pain, no matter the cause.

Sensory Recovery

In addition to pain, enlargement of the nerve obstructs neural signals. This encourages tingling, numbness, and feeling as though there’s something in your shoe. Proper care can mitigate these bothersome symptoms.



Return to Activity

Morton’s neuroma can disrupt your daily life due to pain and loss of feeling. Diagnosis and medical attention will get you back on your feet, whether that’s wearing heels for a night out, or cleats for soccer practice.

Why Choose Dr. Nik?

Dr. Nik knows prevention is always preferred. If you’re showing early signs of Morton’s neuroma, the best time for an exam is now. More invasive treatments, including surgery, can be avoided with a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Don’t let your pain progress; be evaluated now.

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Other Foot Conditions We Treat

Does this not sound like your foot condition? We also provide treatment for bunions, hammer toes, and ulcers.

Bunion Surgery

Bunions are changes in bony framework where the big toe leans in towards the second toe, rather than facing forward, subluxating the joint.

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Hammer Toe Surgery

Hammertoes are when toes become abnormally bent at their joints, often due to muscle-to-tendon imbalance.

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Ulcer Treatment

Ulcers are the open sores caused in the skin from injury or excessive pressure, most often in those with diabetes.

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