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    Morton's Neuroma - Manhattan Podiatrist NYC


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    Manhattan Podiatrist NYC discusses Morton's Neuroma
    A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. In the foot, the most common occurring neuroma develops at the base of the third and fourth toes. This condition is referred to as Morton's neuroma.

    There are typically no physical signs of Morton's neuroma, such as a lump or a knot. Instead, symptoms may include:

    •A sharp, achy or burning pain in the ball of your foot
    •Numbness, tingling, or cramping in the toes or forefoot
    •Feeling as if you're standing on a pebble in your shoe
    While the exact cause of Morton's neuroma is unknown, the growth of the neuroma seems to occur in response to injury, pressure or irritation to one of the nerves that lead to the toes. People with certain foot deformities - bunions, hammertoes and flatfeet- are at higher risk for developing a neuroma. Women are also more likely to develop this condition as wearing high-heels