Morton’s neuroma and rheumatoid arthritis

All patients of Morton’s neuroma should be checked for other musculoskeletal conditions (such as rheumatoid arthritis and rheumatoid nodules). According to a recent study(1), about 5% of the patients who presents with symptoms of Morton’s neuroma are later diagnosed with a rheumatoid nodule. Rheumatoid nodules may co-exist with Morton’s neuroma.

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(1) Rheumatoid nodule presenting as Morton’s neuroma; S. Chaganti, S. Joshy, K. Hariharan, and M. Rashid; J Orthop Traumatol. 2013 Sep; 14(3): 219–222.