Morton’s neuroma fact #7: Why do more Morton’s occur in the 3rd webspace?

Reviewed by Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc

A higher incidence of Morton’s neuroma in third web-space can be explained by the simple anatomical fact that the third intermetatarsal space is relatively smaller in dimensions as compared to the first and second intermetatarsal spaces.

Simple physics!

(PS The percentages don’t add to 100% because we’ve taken an average from various studies.)