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Morton’s Neuroma
Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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What is Morton’s Neuroma?

A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve. However, Morton’s neuroma is not really a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue. It is a condition with a painful ailment that affects the ball of the foot, mostly the area between the third and fourth toes. It is 8 to 10 times more common in women than in men.

Morton's Neuroma: What is Morton's Neuroma, its Causes?

What are the causes of Morton’s Neuroma?

The thickening of the tissue is formed as the response to either irritation, trauma, pressure or injury to one of the nerves.

References: 
  • Morton’s Neuroma. Mayo Clinic. Available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/symptoms-causes/syc-20351935 Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Morton’s Neuroma. Healthline. Available at: https://www.healthline.com/health/mortons-neuroma Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Morton’s Neuroma. NHS. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/mortons-neuroma/ Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
  • Morton’s Neuroma. WebMD. Available at: https://www.webmd.com/women/mortons-neuroma Accessed on June 15th, 2020.
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