Morton neuroma, or Morton's neuroma, refers to the entrapment of a nerve between two metatarsal bones. This entrapment of the nerve can cause burning, shooting, or stinging pains, tingling, pain in the toes, numbness, and swelling.
Causes for Morton's Neuroma are:
- Bad way of walking
- Shoes that are too tight
- Excessive wearing of high heels
Treating Morton's neuroma can include the need for shoe inserts, an orthesis, advice on proper shoe-wear and/or taping. This will diminuish pain and restore the nerve.