Morton’s neuroma (or Morton’s disease)
Morton’s neuroma, or Morton’s disease, is a foot pathology at once common and little known. Even today, it is the subject of heated debate between physicians as to both diagnosis and treatment.
Historically, King George IV of Britain was the first recorded case, in the early 19th century. Some years later, Thomas Morton, a doctor in Philadelphia, described the disease, which was named for him. Only in the mid-20th century, however, did the condition come to be properly understood.