Knowledgebase: Morton's Neuroma
What is Morton's Neuroma and What Causes It?
Posted by Anna Jones on 29 April 2014 03:26 PM

What Is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma (also known as Morton’s metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuralgia, plantar neuroma, and intermetatarsal neuroma) is a swelling on a nerve tunnel under the foot resulting in inflammation, swelling, and pain, which becomes chronic (because we continually walk on it). This is much like carpal tunnel on the wrist (because we continually use it in a certain way).

What Causes Morton’s Neuroma?

It is thought to develop through chronic stress and inflammation of a nerve. Inflammation in the joints is also thought to irritate the nerve and lead to Morton’s neuroma symptoms.

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