Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma9-plantar-neuroma

Definition

Compression of the common digital nerve located between the metatarsal heads.

 Overview:

    • Tenderness is found between the metatarsal heads, not on the heads.
    • Symptoms include burning, tingling or numbness in the region of the toes.
    • The third and fourth toes are involved although a neuroma may also occur between the second and third toe.

Treatment:

    • Metatarsal pad placed proximal (behind) to the involved interspace
    • Arch correction (orthotic)
    • Calf stretching (daily)
    • Shoes with wide toe boxes should be worn
    • Avoid high heels