Mortons Neuroma | Vancouver Orthotics
Morton's neuroma (also known as Morton's metatarsalgia, Morton's neuralgia, plantar neuroma and intermetatarsal neuroma) is a benign neuroma of the interdigital plantar nerve. This problem is characterised by numbness and pain, relieved by removing footwear. Although it is labeled a "neuroma", many sources do not consider it a true tumor, but rather a thickening of existing tissue.
Morton's Foot is one that suffers from Morton's Neuroma: Morton's neuroma: A swollen inflamed nerve in the ball of the foot, usually between the base of the second and third toes (known as the third intermetatarsal space), caused by chronic compression of a branch of the plantar nerve between the ends of the metatarsal bones. The disorder is especially comm
on in women who wear high-heeled and/or narrow shoes.
Morton's neuroma causes a stinging sharp pain on the bottom of the foot that can radiate to the nearby toes. The pain may be increased by walking or when the ball of the foot is squeezed together; and the pain may be decreased with massaging, ice or metatarsal arch support.
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