Morton’s Neuroma

neuroma-coquitlam-podiatryWhat is Morton’s Neuroma?

A neuroma is an enlarged, benign growth of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. But it can occur between other toes also. Neuromas are caused by tissue rubbing against and irritating the nerves.


Number on reason for developing a neuroma can be poorly fitting shoes such as high heels, or narrow toe box. People with certain foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, flat feet or high arched feet are at a greater risk to develop a neuroma also. Other causes are activities that may involve repetitive trauma to the ball of the foot such as running hiking.


  • Pain on the ball of the foot
  • Burning, and tingling sensation, or numbness radiating to the toes
  • A bunched up sock feeling or something is in the shoe


Diagnosis of neuroma is made by reproducing the symptoms as well as complete history and examination of your foot by your foot doctor. You may also require x-rays or an ultrasound to further evaluate your foot.


Request an Appointment


Coqutilam Podiatry
213-3030 Lincoln Ave,
Coquitlam BC