Morton’s Neuroma Treatment

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of the foot.
The condition occurs when the tissue that surrounds the nerve thickens from irritation.
At Vitalis Physiotherapy, our specialised treatment aims to:

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s Neuroma is a benign condition that affects the ball of the foot. It is caused by irritation or compression of the nerve that results in the thickening of the tissue that surrounds the nerve.

The resulting pain feels like there is a stone in your shoe and a burning pain in the ball of your foot. Morton’s Neuroma is most common in middle-aged people, especially women.  It most commonly occurs between the third and fourth toes.

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What are the causes?

There are several factors that contribute to this including footwear and activity habits, gait abnormalities or prior conditions affecting the feet.

Morton’s Neuroma can be caused by shoes that are too tight or that have high heels on them.

The shoes cause the nerves in your feet to become irritated; the nerve then thickens and becomes painful due to the pressure put on it.


Other causes could be:

  • Gait abnormality
  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Repetitive sports activities e.g. running
  • Sports that require tight shoes e.g. ballet or skiing

What are the symptoms?

  • Feeling like you’re standing on a pebble
  • Burning pain in the ball of your foot that may also affect the toes
  • Tingling or numbness in your toes

Treatment for Morton’s Neuroma

What can I do at home?

There are several things you can do from home to help relieve the pain of Morton’s Neuroma.

They include:

  • Resting the foot and limiting physical activity
  • Icing the inflamed area 2-3 times a day for 15-minutes
  • Anti-inflammatories if approved by a healthcare provider
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How to book an appointment?

If you think that you may be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma, or you’re looking for a ‘physiotherapist near me’, our team at Vitalis Physiotherapy can assess and diagnose the condition. They will then tailor your treatment plan to aid in your pain relief and recovery.

All you need to do is just give us a call on 0410 559 856 and request an initial appointment. Please let our friendly reception staff know the background and severity of your condition.

You can visit our FAQs for more information about appointments at Vitalis Physiotherapy.

Need Help?

Are you suffering from Morton’s Neuroma? Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy now to book in your treatment.

Call our friendly team on 0410 559 856. We’d love to help.

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