Common Foot & Ankle
Conditions

Morton’s Neuroma

What is it?

A Neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue. In the case of a Morton’s Neuroma, this occurs in the space between the 3rd and 4th toes (the inter-digital space). It is usually compression or irritation to the nerve which causes the Neuroma to form.

Symptoms

Pain in the ball of the foot which may radiate along the inner borders of the affected toes. Sometimes there may be a feeling of walking on marble or small stone. There may also be a burning or tingling in the toes

Treatments

• A “Neuroma type” metatarsal insole will help as the pad is positioned so that it spreads the affected toes on loading to reduce the compression and irritation to the nerve