Mortons Neuroma is a painful condition of the nerves in the ball of the feet, most commonly between the 3rd and 4th toes.  The metatarsal nerve becomes swollen and compressed between the metatarsal bones.  Bursitis is often present as well and increased the level of swelling and nerve compression.

Symptoms include:


  • toe numbness
  • swelling of the ball of the foot (around the toes)
  • sharp, stabbing pains between the toes
  • burning sensations
  • worse with tight shoes or heels

Treatment mainly focuses on allowing the metatarsal bones to spread and stop the nerve becoming irritated. Suitable footwear in combination with  a metatarsal pad  and foot orthotics commonly provide great relief for Mortons Neuroma.

Call now on 1300 776 055 if you are experiencing any of these symptoms through the ball of your feet to have a Base Podiatry assessment.