Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma occurs due to the thickening of tissue of your foot which press the surrounding nerves therefore it is the painful condition, most commonly affect the area between 3rd and 4th toes. There is also a sharp and burning pain.

SymptomsPatellofemoral Pain Syndrome Overview It is defined as the pain syndrome which is occur in front of your knee around patella. It is also known as runner’s knee because it is common in athletes. Symptoms Pain is the major symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome; aggravating factor of pain includes: • Sit with bent knee • Squat • Walk up or down stairs Causes Following causes are associated with this syndrome: • Knee surgery • Injury • Overuse • Muscle weakness and imbalance Diagnosis After conducting physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test to check the extend of curving: • MRI to check the detailed image of knee. • X-rays to exclude other conditions • ultrasound Treatment Treatment options include: • Medications for pain like ibuprofen. • Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles. • Iontophoresis to inject the corticosteroids on the skin by using electric device. • Knee taping to reduce the knee pain. • Surgical procedure includes arthroscopy and realignment of knee angle.

There is no other systemic signs and symptoms, pain is only confined to the foot. You feel like you are standing on the stone or pebble in your shoe. Pain is to burning character there is also a tingling or numbness in your foot.


It is usually occurred due to the chronic irritation or pressure injury to the nerve which supply to your toes.


After taking medical history or conducting a physical examination your doctor will recommend the following tests:

  • Ultrasound to see the internal images of foot
  • X-rays to exclude the other causes of pain
  • MRI to visualize the soft tissues of foot and toes

Treatment options include:

  • Steroids injection to reduce the pain
  • Arch support and foot pads to decrease pressure on the nerves
  • Decompression surgery to reduce the pressure
  • Surgical removal of nerve to relief pain
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following tips will reduce your pain:

  • Avoid high heels or tight footwear
  • Take pain killer
  • Icing the foot to reduce pain and swelling
  • Avoid heavy exercise and unnecessary activities
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