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.
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Mor·ton neu·ro·ma(mōr'tŏn nūr-ō'mă)
Metatarsal pain caused by compression of sensory nerves by the metatarsal heads, sometimes with neuroma formation.
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A neuroma-like mass of the neurovascular bundle of the intermetatarsal spaces.Synonym: interdigital neuropathy
See also: Morton, Thomas George
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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
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