What is a Morton’s Neuroma
Nerves are like roads, responsible for transmitting messages from the brain to different parts of the body. They spread throughout the muscles and bones delivering information in the form of electric impulses.
We have nerves between the bones of our toes. If the nerves are compressed between these bones for a long period of time, they might swell or even develop scar tissue around them. This nerve-pinching condition of the metatarsal bones (the bones of the forefoot) is called “Morton’s neuroma”. This is also known as “intermetatarsal neuroma”.
It’s commonly found between the third and fourth toes, in the plantar area of the foot. It occurs 8 to 10 times more frequently in women than men, and around the age of 50.