Do your shoes cause Morton’s Neuroma?

Reviewed by Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc

Certain shoes are more frequently implicated as a cause of Morton’s neuroma. These include: high heels; tight shoes with a narrow-toe; or, shoes with a worn-out base. These type of shoes affect the balance of the foot by increasing the slope of the foot which forces the toes to directly bear the body weight.

Also see:

High heels causing a surge in Mortons neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma in Runners? Skiers? Ballerinas?

What shoes should I wear for Morton’s neuroma?