A Morton’s neuroma develops in response to irritation, pressure or injury to one of the nerves that lead to the toes. A Morton’s neuroma is the thickening of the nerve that runs between the toes (the “interdigital nerve”) which may be the result of chronic impingement (pinching) of the nerve. The most common site for a neuroma to develop tends to be between the 3rd and 4th toes and creates numbness or tingling in the toes.
- Pain, tingling, burning, and/or numbness is reported at the ball of the foot and often radiating into the toes
- Tenderness is found in the web space between the toes and there may be a palpable click when squeezing the metatarsals together