10 Morton's Neuroma Symptoms

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Morton’s neuroma is a specific type of neuroma, which is a term used to describe the thickening of nervous tissue. A neuroma can occur in many different areas of the body, and different types of neuroma have different names. Morton’s neuroma is a term used to describe the most commonly experienced type of neuroma found in the foot. Morton’s neuroma usually occurs between the third and fourth toe on the foot, and can also be referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma. The term intermetatarsal refers to the location of the actual neuroma, which is found in the ball of the foot. The bones in this particular area of the foot are referred to as the metatarsals, and thus an intermetatarsal neuroma is one that occurs between these particular bones. Neuromas may occur in other parts of the foot but Morton’s neuroma generally only occurs in this particular area.

Neuromas are known to cause a number of symptoms, and while they are not generally fatal, they can lead to serious and potentially permanent nerve damage. This is the result of the nerve becoming thicker, which thus compresses the nerve. This can inhibit its function and lead to physical symptoms such as irritation.

Morton’s neuroma can be caused by a number of things. Anything that frequently compresses or irritates a nerve can contribute to the eventual emergence of a neuroma. The most common causes are shoes that have a tight toe, or wearing high-heeled shoes. Both of these types of shoes, in addition to being uncomfortable, can lead to the development of a Morton’s neuroma. People with other foot problems, such as bunions and hammertoes, are more likely to develop Morton’s neuroma, as are people with highly flexible or inflexible feet. People who are frequently engaged in sports or outdoor running are also more likely to develop the condition. If you’re worried about whether or not you have a Morton’s neuroma, reading this list of symptoms can help you decide. Afterward, you should know whether or not it’s necessary to seek further medical treatment.

Symptom #1: Tingling

One of the most common problems associated with nerve-related problems is a tingling sensation, and people struggling with a Morton’s neuroma are no exception. Naturally, the tingling would most often be felt in the area that the neuroma is found, in the foot.

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