SportsMed Podiatry | Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

A Morton’s Neuroma is a thickening of the nerve soft tissue that typically runs in-between the 2nd & 3rd and/or 3rd & 4th distal metatarsal spaces of the feet.


Symptoms include:

  • Numbness in the 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th toes
  • Burning pain in the ball of the feet while weight-bearing


Causes include:

  • Wearing shoes that are too tight e.g. women’s casual & dress shoes, pointed shoes
  • Hypermobile feet


Treatments include:

  • Orthotics incorporating a Metatarsal Dome (Tear shape foam) aimed at offloading as well as addressing hypermobility if present
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Suitable width footwear