Morton’s Neuroma Treatment - San Francisco Podiatrist Union Square CA
Dr. Bill Metaxas discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Morton’s Neuroma. http://www.footankleinstitutesf.com
The term neuroma means a tumor of a nerve. It is an abnormal growth of cells within a nerve, and the majority of them are benign, but a few rare tumors are cancerous. These true neuroma's generally occur in the larger nerve trunks of the ankle and lower leg, and in other parts of the human body. They can occur in the smaller nerves of the foot, but this is very uncommon.
Over 100 years ago, a British physician named a benign tumor of the foot after himself and called it Morton's neuroma. Modern medicine has shown that this tumor, which most often occurs between the bases of the 3rd and 4th toes, should be more accurately termed perineural fibrosis because it is a build up of scar tissue (fibrosis) around, not within, the small nerves between the metatarsal heads. This sc