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a painful, tender focal mass lesion on one of the plantar interdigital nerves of the foot, most often that which is situated between the third and fourth metatarsal bones; attributed to either compression of the nerve between the heads of the adjacent metacarpal bones, or traction being placed on the nerve as it crosses the anterior edge of the deep transverse metatarsal ligament.
Mor·ton neu·ral·gi·a(mōr'tŏn nūr-al'jē-ă)
Neuralgia of an interdigital nerve, usually the anastomotic branch between the medial and lateral plantar nerves, resulting from compression of the nerve by the metatarsophalangeal joint.
Pain in the metatarsal area due to a fallen transverse arch with pressure on the lateral plantar nerve.See: metatarsalgia
See also: Morton, Thomas George
Morton,Thomas George, U.S. physician, 1835-1903.
Morton disease - Synonym(s): Morton neuralgia
Morton foot - Synonym(s): Morton neuralgia
Morton interdigital neuroma
Morton nerve entrapment syndrome - Synonym(s): Morton neuralgia
Morton neuralgia - neuralgia of an interdigital nerve. Synonym(s): Morton disease; Morton foot; Morton neuroma; Morton nerve entrapment syndrome; Morton toe
Morton neuroma - Synonym(s): Morton neuralgia
Morton toe - Synonym(s): Morton neuralgia
Morton toe support