Morton’s neuroma

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.

What are the causes of Morton’s neuroma?

The clinical signs of Morton’s neuroma

Clinical examination

Radiology examination

Treatments for Morton’s neuroma


First-line treatment is medical. If this is not effective, surgery is needed.
See possible treatments for Morton’s neuroma

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