Morton's Neuroma


Morton's neuroma is a growth that develops on a nerve at the base of the toes. This benign (noncancerous) growth develops when a nerve becomes pinched between the toe joints, toe knuckles, and the shoe, and the constant irritation to the pinched nerve causes it to swell and grow.

Symptoms may include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Cramping
  • A burning sensation that spreads into the involved toes
  • A lump between the bases of the toes

Home treatment, such as rest, massage, and wearing roomy footwear, may help relieve symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be needed.