What is Mortons Neuroma?Mortons neuroma is an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain. It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes. It is more common in women than in men. It is also known as Mortons metatarsalgia, Morton’s disease, Morton’s neuralgia, Morton metatarsalgia, Mortons nerve entrapment, Plantar neuroma, or intermetatarsal neuroma.
- Physical examination
- Foot Squeeze test
- Gauthers test
- Ultrasound scanning
FAQs prepared by doctor
1. What is Morton’s neuroma?
Mortons neuroma is an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain.
2. Is it some kind of cancer?
No, it’s non-cancerous swelling
3. What is the most common site for such disease?
It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes.
4. Is it more common in women and why?
Yes, the condition is much more common in women than men, probably as a result of wearing high-heeled, narrow-toed shoes. This style of shoe tends to shift the bones of the feet into an abnormal position, which increases the risk that a neuroma will form.
5. Is surgery the best treatment?
Conservative techniques are the best way to cure this problem. Inflamed or injured nerves can take months to improve, even after the underlying problem has been corrected. If your pain continues despite several months of conservative treatment, your doctor may recommend surgery to remove the neuroma or to widen the space through which the affected nerve travels.
These types of surgery often are done under local anesthesia