Morton’s Neuroma Treatment – Pain in the ball of the foot

A Neuroma is a damaged or irritated nerve located between the toes. This can be painful and uncomfortable, which in turn can cause difficulty with footwear.

A neuroma typically affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes, which is known as a Morton’s Neuroma.

Neuroma Symptoms

  • Sharp radiating pain
  • The sense of walking on pebble
  • Numb or tingling sensation at the toes

Painful symptoms can worsen over time, especially if you exacerbate symptoms with poor fitting footwear or strenuous activity.


Simple treatments include:

  • Wear appropriate shoes that take pressure off the affected area
  • Maintain a healthy weight, which can relieve foot pressure and decrease symptoms
  • Over the counter pain medication can be used to help control the pain
  • Orthotics can help redistribute your weight across the foot and away from the neuroma location

Injection therapy

Your specialist may use steroid or alcohol injections with anesthetic to reduce inflammation and painful symptoms. This resolves a neuroma in around 50% of cases.

Neuroma Surgery

Surgical treatment of neuroma can be used should other treatments fail.