Typically patients have more pain when weightbearing and wearing shoes and will often relay a history of taking off their shoes and rubbing their feet for relief. Morton’s neuroma can be diagnosed with advanced imaging techniques but is typically a diagnosis made clinically by a physician familiar with the condition.
Orthotics, pads, shoe modifications and corticosteroid injections are widely used to treat Morton’s neuroma. If such interventions fail, patients are commonly offered surgery known as neurectomy, which involves removing the affected piece of nerve tissue. Occassionally neurolytic injections are used to destroy the nerve without surgery.
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