What is Morton’s neuroma?

This common condition is often discovered when patients report a constant pain in the ball of their foot. Morton’s neuroma is a swelling or thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves that leads to your toes. The most common location for this to develop is the area between your third and fourth toes.

This foot problem is most commonly caused by repeatedly wearing shoes that squeeze the toes and forefoot. High heels are one style that can cause this condition to occur over time. The inflamed tissue can lead to sharp, burning pain in the ball of the foot and numbness that radiates to the toes. Symptoms are often aggravated with walking or activity, and patients often describe feeling as though a pebble were stuck in their shoe.

We have several conservative treatment options available, and surgery is an option if needed. If you have ball-of-foot pain, contact Dr. Danciger for diagnosis and treatment before it gets worse. Call our office at (760) 568-0108.  

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle