Neuroma (or Mortons Neuroma)

Toe Joint PainThere are nerves in feet which run up towards the toes, finally branching off to give sensation into the toes themselves. Back at the level of the main toe joint, particularly between the 3rd and 4th toes, but also commonly between the 2nd and 3rd toes, these nerves are vulnerable to thickening.

This thickening which involves nerve, fibrous and vascular tissue is the result of the metatarsal bones, which run alongside the nerves, causing mechanical irritation to the nerve at the level of the main toe joint.

This mechanical irritation which predisposes people to neuromas is related to abnormal biomechanics, tight or compressive footwear.

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