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Morton’s Neuroma

 

Morton’s neuroma is a benign growth of nerve tissue between the third and fourth toes.

Causes

  • Injury or irritation of the nerve
  • Repeated pressure on the nerve due to athletic activities
  • Foot abnormalities like bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, etc.
  • High heeled or ill-fitting shoes

Symptoms

  • Pain between the third and fourth toes
  • Increase in pain on putting pressure
  • Tingling or numbness

Treatment

  • Arch support for flat feet
  • Comfortable and well fitting shoes
  • Corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation
  • Alcohol injections to reduce pain
  • Surgery to remove or release the affected nerve

Prevention

  • Avoid ill-fitting shoes
  • Avoid high heels