Names for Morton’s neuroma
How many names can you find for Morton’s neuroma?
We come across a lot of literature and research for Morton’s neuroma. In much of that literature, it is referred to simply as Morton’s nueroma. However, in a considerable amount of literature, Morton’s neuroma is referred to by other names so we thought it would be interesting to compile a list of all the names that we have seen for Morton’s neuroma.
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Morton’s Intermetatarsal Neuroma
- Morton’s Entrapment
- Morton’s Metatarsalgia
- Morton’s Disease
- Morton’s Neuropathy
- Morton’s Neuralgia
- Intermetatarsal Neuroma
- Intermetatarsal Space Neuroma
- Intermetatarsal Nerve Entrapment
- Interdigital Neuroma
- Interdigital Nerve Compression
- Interdigital Nerve Enlargement
- Joplin’s Neuroma (same as Morton’s but occurs in the 1st webspace)
- Plantar Neuroma
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.