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What is Morton's neuroma?
Morton's neuroma or Morton's disease (Morton's syndrome) is a painful enlargement of the nerve in the area of the front part of the foot. The nerve that extends between the third and fourth toes is most often affected. It occurs more often in women than in men.
What is the cause of Morton's neuroma?
It occurs when the nerve suffers a load for a long period of time. It most often develops between the third and fourth toes and occurs as a result of irritation, excessive pressure or trauma.
What are the symptoms?
The patient has a feeling of burning, tingling and pain in the front part of the foot. The pain in the fingers can be increased during prolonged activities or standing for a long time.
How is Morton's neuroma diagnosed?
The diagnosis of Morton's neuron is established in several ways, most often by clinical examination, X-ray of the foot or ultrasound of the foot.
What does the treatment of Morton's neuroma mean?
Treatment of Morton's neuroma begins with a conservative method. The choice of comfortable shoes is very important. Comfortable shoes are recommended - flip-flops should be avoided as well as ballet flats. Targeted physical therapy aimed at reducing inflammation has been shown to be very effective. Shockwave therapy has good results in the treatment of Morton's neuron. Surgical treatment is advised only if conservative treatment has not yielded results.