Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a common foot problem associated with pain and swelling of nerve tissue in the ball of the foot. It usually occurs between the 3rd and 4th toes, but also can occur between other toes.

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What is Morton's Neuroma?

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Seven Common Treatments for Morton's Neuroma

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Symptoms, Causes and Common Treatments

Morton’s Neuroma


  • Sharp or burning pain and swelling on the ball of the foot
  • Numbness, tingling, cramping and/or lack of feeling in affected area
  • Sensation of having a lump or stone inside the ball of the foot
  • Symptoms are greater during or after activity that puts significant pressure on the ball of your foot (i.e., walking, standing, jumping, sprinting)


  • Excessive rolling inward of the foot (over-pronation)
  • Excessive rolling outward of the foot (over-supination)
  • Wearing high heels or shoes that are too small and pinch the nerve tissue

Common Treatments

  • Take OTC anti-inflammatory medicine to reduce pain and swelling
  • Reduce activities that put pressure on the toes
  • Wear supportive shoes, especially during physical activity
  • Choose footwear that allows adequate room for the ball of the foot
  • Add arch supports to stop the ball of the foot from pinching the nerves between the metatarsal bones
  • Add metatarsal pads to arch supports and/or shoes to take pressure off the affected nerve tissue
  • *Note: If pain persists, consult your physician

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  • Supportive athletic, casual or dress shoes

  • Off-the-shelf arch supports

  • Custom-fitted, custom-crafted arch supports

  • Metatarsal inserts and/or pads

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