Morton’s Neuroma is a painful foot condition. It occurs when a nerve near the toes becomes compressed and inflamed. People with bunions, flat feet, and hammertoes are susceptible to developing Morton’s Neuroma. Pressure from standing, walking, jumping and running or wearing high heeled, pointed toe, or tight-fitting shoes can contribute to the condition. High impact sports, such as racquetball, squash, or tennis, can lead to Morton’s Neuroma.
Morton’s Neuroma Symptoms
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.