Morton’s neuroma is thickening of the tissue around the nerve between the bases of the toes (usually between the third and fourth toes). Tingling into the toes, numbness over the ball of the foot or a feeling of walking with a stone in your shoe are the usual symptoms. It is more common in women and can be a result of wearing high heels or tight shoes.
• toe numbness
• swelling of the ball of the foot (around the toes)
• sharp, stabbing pains between the toes
• burning sensations
• worse with tight shoes or heels
Treatment mainly focuses on allowing the metatarsal bones to spread and stop the nerve becoming irritated. Suitable footwear in combination with a metatarsal pad and foot orthotics commonly provide great relief for Morton’s Neuroma.