What is a neuroma?
A neuroma is a benign, scar-like thickening of a nerve in the bottom of the foot just behind the toes. Most commonly they occur in the area just behind the third and fourth toes but can occur in other areas of the foot. They tend to be more common in females and can have sudden or slow onset.
Symptoms of a Morton’s Neuroma
Symptoms of a neuroma can be quite varied and at times sporadic in nature. Symptoms can include one or many of the following:
What causes a neuroma?
Neuromas are more common in certain foot types such as flatfeet or high-arched feet and in feet that have deformities such as bunions or hammertoes, however, they can occur in any type of foot. The general theme in the development of a neuroma includes anything that irritates or injures the nerve and can include:
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