What is Morton’s neuroma?
Morton’s neuroma, or Morton’s disease, is a pseudotumor located on a nerve of the forefoot. It often affects the nerve between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals, or between the 2nd and 3rd metatarsals.
How can it be recognized?
The discomfort can be likened to:
- A burning sensation, extending to the toes;
- Pins and needles in the toes;
- Electric discharges in the toes.
If they evolve for several years, the pains can become very sharp, leading to an altered gait. Wearing tight shoes and prolonged walking tend to accentuate the symptoms.
Treatment solutions for Morton’s neuroma
- Opt for a foot orthosis
A foot orthosis with a metatarsal dome reduces compression of the intermetatarsal nerve and thus helps eliminate pain.
- Choose an orthopedic shoe
It is recommended to wear an adapted shoe that respects the anatomy of the foot and avoids irritation of the nerve by reducing pressure on the forefoot. The features to prefer are a heel lower than one inch and a thick sole, ideally a rocker sole.