Morton's neuroma


The term "Morton's Neuroma" refers to the irritation of a nerve that runs between the metatarsals (long bones of the forefoot). The irritation creates inflammation and leads to acute or chronic symptoms of pain, numbness and electric shock sensations particularly in the toes.

We often notice this problem in people with wide feet who wear shoes that compress their feet or in people who have biomechanical foot problems.

If you think you recognize these symptoms, you can apply ice to the site of discomfort for 10 minutes. While you wait for your appointment with your podiatrist, try to identify the type of footwear worn when symptoms occur and the time of day when you experience the worst pain.