What is Morton’s Neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma is where a nerve in your foot is damaged or irritated, most common place for this is in between your 3rd and 4th toes. Symptoms include a shooting or burning pain between your 3rd and 4th toes, tingling, numbness or swelling in your foot.
Causes of Morton’s Neuroma
The main cause of Morton’s Neuroma are poor fitting shoes that are either too tight, have a pointy toes box or high-heeled. Also activities that put a lot of pressure on your feet can cause this, such as running and other sports.
Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma
To prevent Morton’s Neuroma, wear roomy shoes that accommodate your true foot width, and avoid high heels and pointy shoes. To care for Morton’s Neuroma, wear metatarsal padding such as gel pads or insoles that has a metatarsal raise.
If you suspect you have this condition, and it doesn’t resolve within a week / 2 weeks then please seek advice from a HCPC registered podiatrist.