Q. What is Morton's neuroma?
A. A Morton's neuroma is the result of tissue thickening around the nerve between the bases of the toes. More commonly found in women, it is often caused by frequently wearing high heels or tight shoes.
What to watch for?
Symptoms of a Morton's neuroma can be categorized by foot pain, odd sensations, or numbness over the ball of the foot.
Early diagnosis of and care for a Morton's neuroma can greatly reduce the need for invasive treatments (possibly including surgery), so be sure to talk to your doctor if you suspect this may be the culprit. Look for shoes that aren't too tight, and try to avoid styles that squeeze your toes (i.e., pointed shoes and high heels).