Morton’s Neuroma Facts: Are Morton’s Neuromas Normal?

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.