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Morton's neuroma is a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve leading to the toes. The condition most frequently develops between the third and fourth toes, usually in response to irritation, trauma or excessive pressure. The condition is far more common in women.
Initial therapies are nonsurgical and relatively simple. They can involve one or more of the following treatments:
Several studies have shown that a combination of roomier, more comfortable shoes, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, custom foot orthoses and cortisone injections provide relief in over 80 percent of people with Morton's Neuroma. If conservative treatment does not relieve your symptoms, your orthopaedic surgeon may discuss surgical treatment options with you. Surgery involves resection of a small portion of the nerve and the recovery period is typically short.