Mortons Neuroma is a benign neuroma of an inter-metatarsal plantar nerve, most commonly of the second and third inter-metatarsal spaces (between 2nd−3rd and 3rd−4th metatarsal heads). This problem is characterized by pain or numbness, sometimes relieved by removing footwear.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF MORTONS NEUROMA
Pain on weight bearing, frequently after only a short time. The nature of the pain varies widely among individuals.
Some people experience shooting pain affecting the contiguous halves of two toes.
Feeling like having a pebble in their shoe or walking on razor blades.
TREATMENTS FOR MORTONS NEUROMA
Orthotics and corticosteroid injections are widely used conservative treatments for Morton’s neuroma. In addition to traditional orthotic arch supports, a small foam or fabric pad may be positioned under the space between the two affected metatarsals, immediately behind the bone ends. This pad helps to splay the metatarsal bones and create more space for the nerve so as to relieve pressure and irritation