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Question by  Sue8941 (106)

What is Morton's Neuropathy?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

More commonly called Morton's Neuroma. The nerve becomes entrapped by the metatarsals, causing pain, aching and a burning sensation in the forefoot and can be aggravated by wearing too-tight shoes. The first line of treatment is use of metatarsal pads that spreads the metatarsal head, relieving pinching on the nerve, or "Neuroma Plugs" that need to be very accurately placed.


Answer by  myaiya (82)

It is an enlargement in the interdigital nerve of the foot. People with symptoms experience numbness, burning, or shooting pain across the toes. The most common treatment is a change in footwear. Shoes with wide toes and appropriate cushioning are recommended. In some cases a non steroid anti inflammatory is prescribed.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

Morton's Neuroma is a swelling of a nerve in the ball of your foot that causes a sharp or burning sensation in your toes, usually in the space between the third and fourth toes. Avoiding high heels and activities that put pressure on the toes (like running) is helpful.

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