Ultrasound Examination is Effective in Identifying Morton’s Neuroma

Reviewed by Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc

Ultrasound examination can help in the identification of 85% cases of the Morton’s neuroma. Experts believe that ultrasound identification helps in improving the accuracy of diagnostic process by showing the continuation of digital nerve within the problematic mass. In addition, it also provide valuable information regarding the exact size, dimensions and situation of surrounding soft tissues. However, if in doubt a ultrasound guided local anesthetic injection is considered the gold standard for diagnosing Morton’s neuroma.

Morton's neuroma ultrasound