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Morton’s neuroma facts: Are Morton’s neuromas normal?

Morton's neuroma facts

Up to 1/3 of the population have asymptomatic Morton’s neuromas. In other words, one in three people have a Morton’s neuroma and don’t know it!

Generally a Mortons neuroma that is less than 5mm in transverse diameter is usually asymptomatic and doesn’t require any active management or treatment. So don’t worry about it!

Likewise, bursitis (or inflamed bursal sacs) that are under 3mm in transverse diameter are also considered normal and no treatment is generally sought even if these are identified in ultrasound scans or MRIs.

Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.

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