Neuromas are the result of friction on a group of nerves in the ball of the foot, often between the third and fourth toes. The nerves become enlarged, and sufferers may experience a pins-and-needles sensation, a feeling of thickness, a sense of heat or pain, or a lack of sensation.
Pain in the ball of the foot when weight is placed on it.
Morton’s Neuroma Video
Morton’s neuroma is a condition involving the nerve leading to the toes—often between the third and fourth toes. Due to friction or pressure on the nerve, this tissue becomes thicker, sometimes causing a radiating pain in the ball of the foot, or a lack of feeling in the toes.
The condition is often caused by too-tight footwear. Unusual bone structure in the foot may also contribute to neuromas.
Neuromas can be treated with steroid injection, padding, physical therapy, or a nerve sclerosing agents. This newer nerve sclerosing protocol has eliminated the huge majority of surgical excisions.