A morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the digital nerve that leads from the ball of the foot between the third and fourth toes. The condition results from compression and irritation of the nerve. If this condition is left untreated it can lead to permanent nerve damage. Women are 10 times more likely to develop a neuroma then men. Some causes of Morton's Neuroma: -Tight narrow shoes or pointy toe box -High Heels -Certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes and flatfeet -Sports or other activities that involve constant irritation of the ball of the foot such as running, tennis and basketball. -Traumatic injury to the area Symptoms: -Numbness, tingling or pain -Feeling of something in the ball of your foot such as a pebble or that your sock is bunched up -Discomfort increases over time even when removing shoes. -Burning pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate into the toes and intensifies with activity.
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