Morton's neuroma

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Morton’s neuroma

A type of perineural fibrosis described by Morton in 1876; it is not a true neuroma.
 
Clinical findings
Sharp, burning pain, commonly between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal heads, which is worse with direct pressure and better with rest.
 
Management
Conservative: metatarsal pads in the insole, loose footwear; tight high heels, ski boots, bike shoes are contraindicated; nerve blocks with a local anaesthetic and steroids. Surgery is recommended if conservative measures fail; if symptoms are limited to one web space, surgical outcome is excellent in up to 90%.
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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%
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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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