What is a Morton’s Neuroma?

Oct 10, 2021

Do you feel tingling, burning, pain and numbness on your foot mostly between your third and fourth toes? These are the most common symptoms for a Morton’s Neuroma.

What is a Morton’s Neuroma?

It is a thickening of nerve tissue that may develop in between the third and fourth toes. It is caused by the compression or irritation of the nerve. One of the most common causes is wearing shoes that have a tapered toe box or high-heeled shoes that cause the toes to be forced into the box.

What are the symptoms?

  • tingling
  • numbness
  • burning
  • pain
  • feeling of something inside the ball of foot

When should you see a doctor?

It is best to not ignore any pain, as that is a way for your body to tell you there is something wrong. If the pain lasts longer than a few days, or the burning pain in the ball of the foot is not improving, despite changing your footwear and modifying activities that cause stress to the foot.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, give our office a call so we can schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists!


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