Morton's neuroma

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Morton's neuroma

Orthopedics A type of perineural fibrosis, which is not a true neuroma Clinical Sharp, burning pain, commonly between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads, worse with pressure, better with rest Management Conservative–metatarsal pads in insole, loose footwear–ie, tight high heels, ski boots, bike shoes ganz verboten; blocks with a local anesthetic and steroids; surgery if conservative measures fail; if Sx are limited to one web space, surgical outcome is excellent in up to 90%

Morton's neuroma

A condition featuring painful enlargement of interdigital nerves between the third and fourth metatarsal heads. Also called interdigital neuroma. Treatment is by change of footwear, steroid injections or surgical excision of the affected nerve.
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A AS I described several weeks ago Mortons Neuroma is a swelling of the nerve as it passes between the bones of the foot which causes pain when it is compressed.
24) Jigna Jani (2013) Histologic Evaluation of Intermetatarsal Mortons Neuroma.
Betts confirmed that Mortons neuroma pain was attributed to a swelling of the interdigital nerve.
Such areas of 'space' on the diagnostic U/S scanner, when combined with your own necessary physical examination and diagnostic palpation, are strongly indicative of Mortons Neuroma (or Durlachers Perineural Fibrosis if you prefer).
A positive suggestion of Mortons Neuroma is when you or the patient feel, or occasionally hear, a click.
Podiatry Hive Percutaneous Cryoablation of Mortons Neuroma (Lecture) Andrew Williams