Morton's Neuroma Causes And Treatment
Morton's Neuroma is the 'squeezing' of the dorsal digital nerve, located between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. This leads to irritation and damage, which can grow worse if left untreated. Morton's Neuroma is very similar to Metatarsalgia, with the pain focused at the ball of the foot which can manifest in shooting, stabbing or burning pain depending on the severity of the injury.
Morton’s Neuroma also manifests in additional symptoms, including the feeling of a small stone stuck underneath your foot, numbness at the ball of your foot or a tingling sensation in the toes.
While a neuroma is a benign tumour that surrounds or is part of a nerve, Morton's Neuroma is not actually a tumour. Instead, this particular condition is a thickening or swelling of the tissue that surrounds the digital dorsal nerve leading to the toes. Morton’s Neuroma treatment depends on each individual case, with some requiring a visit to the GP.