Can Morton’s Neuroma be Cured?

Disease Type:


Management involves alleviating symptoms and addressing contributing factors; outcomes depend on the severity of symptoms and response to treatment

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that involves a thickening of the tissue around the nerves leading to the toes. It often affects the ball of the foot. Treatment may include changes in footwear, orthotics, and in some cases, corticosteroid injections or surgical removal of the neuroma. Avoiding tight or high-heeled shoes is recommended to alleviate symptoms.

Clinical Aspects


Thickening of the tissue around a nerve, often between the third and fourth toes


Pain or a burning sensation in the ball of the foot, tingling, numbness


Clinical examination, sometimes imaging studies


Generally good with appropriate management and treatment


Foot deformity, complications of untreated neuroma

Etiology and Treatment


Compression or irritation of the nerve, wearing tight shoes, certain foot deformities


Footwear modification, orthotics, corticosteroid injections, surgery


Footwear modification, orthotics, corticosteroid injections, surgery

Public Health and Patient Perspectives


Thickening of the tissue around a nerve in the foot

Patient Perspectives

Management focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing complications

Please remember that this information is provided for general understanding, and individual cases may vary. Always consult with healthcare professionals for personalized advice and information.