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What is it?
- Morton’s neuroma is also known as Morton’s metatarsalgia or interdigital neuroma.It is not a neuroma and there is no tumour formation in Morton’s neuroma.
- Neuroma is a non-cancerous (benign) tumor that develops from the fibrous covering of a nerve.
What are the causes?
- Morton’s neuroma can be caused by the toe bones (metatarsal bones) pressing against the nerve due to the constricted space between the bones. This leads to the surrounding tissue to thickening (fibrosis) and swelling in the develop of the nerve.
- The fibrous tissue around the nerve becomes irritated and compressed. This causes pain on the base of the toes and the ball of the foot.
- One or both feet can be affected. Mostly the nerve between the third and fourth toe is affected. It can also affect the nerve between the second and third toe. This is due to the space between the metatarsals is narrower between the second and the third and between the third and fourth metatarsals.
- Other causes include the development of a fatty lump (lipoma), formation of a fluid-filled sac around a joint (bursa) and inflammation in the joints in the foot next to one of the digital nerves.
How can we help?
Book an appointment with us so we can take a medical history and accordingly make appropriate recommendations. Once you start experiencing any kind on the plantar surface of the feet below your toes do not delay it further and get help.
As well as a foot health treatment and advice, reflexology is beneficial to help increase the circulation on the plantar region of the foot to help alleviate the symptoms of pain and be a source of comfort.