Morton’s Neuroma occurs when one of the nerves on the bottom of the foot becomes “pinched” between two adjacent metatarsal bones or the base of the bones of two adjacent toes.
Fibrous tissues builds up around the nerve and the condition generally worsens. Patients generally experience sharp pain on the bottom of the end of their feet radiating into toes, most frequently the third and fourth toes.
Conservative treatment includes ethyl alcohol injections, cold-water soaks, and orthotic arch supports to control motion of the foot. Surgical treatment is indicated if these fail and involves minimally invasive nerve decompressions or removing the inflamed section of nerve. These procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis in our office.