Morton’s Neuroma is a painful foot condition. It occurs when a nerve near the toes becomes compressed and inflamed. If diagnosed early, most cases of Morton’s Neuroma can be treated without surgery. However, surgery for the condition has a high success rate.
Morton’s Neuroma can cause sharp pain, tingling, numbness, stinging, and burning between the third and fourth toes and the ball of the foot. It may feel as if a lump is inside the ball of your foot or that you have stepped on a bump. Your symptoms may be worse when you stand, walk, or put weight on your foot. Symptoms typically start gradually, come and go, and become worse over time.
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