Morton Neuroma is an abnormal enlargement of nerve tissue.
As with all injuries, early detection is very important. The sooner a specialist can diagnose Morton’s neuroma, the better chance you have of reducing the need for surgery.
Common method of treatment is to inject the neuroma with a steroid to reduce the inflammation. Conservative approach physiotherapy.
If these fail, then an operation is used to excise the unwanted material.
Early Warning Signs for Morton Neuroma
- Pain between the metatarsal heads of toes two-three or three-four
- Numbness in the area
- Feeling that something is in your shoe under the ball of the foot
- Tingling or pins and needles in toes
Progression of Morton Neuroma Injury
The injury starts very slowly, often just removing your shoes and rubbing your foot is enough to alleviate the symptoms in the early stage. The symptoms then worsen over time and become more persistent. All movement can become painful and you will avoid putting pressure on your forefoot.