Morton’s Neuroma affects people of any age and is a growth of tissue that develops around the nerves in the foot due to constant irritation.
The most common symptom is a burning sensation on the ball of the foot or toes and can also cause tingling and numbness. Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight or having a Morton’s Toe, which is when the second toe is longer than the great toe.
It is important to seek medical attention as soon as Morton’s Neuroma symptoms are present in order for it to be treated effectively.
Treatment options include activity modification, oral medications, steroid injections, orthotics, physical therapy, and surgical decompression. With these treatments, Morton’s Neuroma can be managed successfully so that those affected can continue their normal activities pain-free.