Morton’s neuroma is characterized by pain located in the third interspace. It is a common foot problem associated with pain, swelling and maybe inflammation of a nerve, usually at the ball-of-the-foot between the 3rd and 4th toes. Symptoms of this condition include sharp pain, burning, and even a lack of feeling in the affected area. Morton’s Neuroma may also cause numbness, tingling, or cramping in the forefoot.
The next most common locations are the second, fourth and first interspaces. A burning sensation is present in the interspace and typically radiates to the adjacent digits.
Morton’s Neuroma is a foot condition caused from an abnormal function of the foot that leads to bones squeezing a nerve usually between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads. Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma often occur during or after you have been placing significant pressure on the forefoot area, while walking, standing, jumping, or sprinting. This condition can also be caused by footwear selection. Footwear with pointed toes and/or high heels can often lead to a neuroma. Constricting shoes can pinch the nerve between the toes, causing discomfort and extreme pain.
The first step to treating Morton’s Neuroma is to get the right kind of footwear with a wide forefoot that does not constrict the toes. Next, use custom made orthotic insoles to correct your foot posture and offload weight from the respective metatarsals. Podiapro uses a metatarsal dome insert in between the layers of the orthotic insoles to take the pressure off the nerve and bring pain relief to the patient.
Morton’s Toe is a common forefoot disorder where the second toe is longer than the Big Toe (the Hallux).
Morton’s toe leads to excessive pressure on the second metatarsal head (behind the second toe at the ball-of-the-foot) resulting in pain similar to the discomfort associated with metatarsalgia.