What are the signs and symptoms
of a Morton's neuroma?
The symptoms of a Morton's neuroma are classic in nature. The patient
complains of a burning , tingling, slightly numb feeling (dysesthesias)
which radiates out to the toes on either side of the interspace that
is involved. For instance, a Morton's neuroma of the third interspace
will result in pain between the third and fourth toes, and a neuroma
in the second interspace will cause pain between the second and third
toes. The symptoms are usually aggravated by wearing shoes, particularly
those with high heels. Symptoms are relieved by walking in flat, wide
shoes or going barefoot. Rarely will the patient experience pain
when sitting or laying down.