Morton's Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton's NeuromaA Morton’s Neuroma is a burning pain under the ball of the foot, sometimes radiating to the toes and causing numbness.

What Causes Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Pain is often worse when walking, especially in tight fitting shoes, and can be relieved by resting and removing the shoes. Squeezing the forefoot together from the sides can cause a painful click. The pain is due to a compression of the digital nerves most commonly between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.
  • Ballet dancers are particularly prone to Morton’s Neuroma because of the amount of time they spend in tight shoes.

Treatments

  • Mobilisation and manipulation – In the vast majority of cases, we can relieve your symptoms with a combination of manipulation and exercise. Learn more about mobilisation techniques.
  • Surgery Only in extreme cases is surgery necessary.
  • Exercise – calf stretches are an extremly good exercise for both relieving the symptoms and reducing recurrences of Morton’s Neuroma.