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Morton’s neuroma is more common in women than men.
The exact cause is unknown. However, some experts believe the following may play a role in the development of this condition:
Symptoms of Morton’s neuroma include:
In rare cases, nerve pain occurs in the space between the second and third toes.
Nonsurgical treatment is usually tried first. Your doctor may recommend any of the following:
In some cases, surgery may be needed to remove the thickened tissue. This can help relieve pain and improve foot function. Numbness after surgery is permanent, but should not be painful. Surgery is successful in about 85% of cases.
Morton’s neuroma can make walking difficult. Persons with this foot condition may also have trouble performing activities that put pressure on the foot, such as pressing the gas pedal of an automobile. It may hurt to wear certain types of shoes, such as high-heels.
Have you ever had a Morton’s neuroma? How was yours treated?