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We are here for youWhat is Morton’s Neuroma
If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe or pain between your toes, then you might suffer from Morton’s neuroma.
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If you’ve ever had the feeling of walking around with a rock in your shoe or pain between your toes, then you might suffer from Morton’s neuroma.
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What Is Morton’s Neuroma

Mortons Neuroma

Do you sometimes feel like there’s a rock inside your shoe when you’re walking? But when you check to see what’s causing the discomfort, you can’t find any rock or pebble. If this sounds familiar, you might have a condition called Morton’s neuroma.

Morton’s neuroma happens when a tissue thickens around the nerves leading to your toes. You might feel a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot, especially in the area between your third and fourth toes, where Morton’s neuroma most often occurs.

If you’re tired of dealing with the pain and discomfort caused by Morton’s neuroma, The Center For Morton’s Neuroma can provide the solution for you. We specialize in Morton’s neuroma and offer specialized products and procedures for patients suffering from Morton’s neuroma. Our experienced doctors and staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment that will help improve your condition.

Causes Morton’s Neuroma

The tissue surrounding the nerves in your foot thickens from irritation and compression. When you have Morton’s neuroma, the pressure of the thickened tissue irritates your nerves and causes pain. Morton’s neuroma is often the result of wearing shoes that are too tight or shoes with high heels. Other possible reasons are gait defects that might cause stress on the nerves on the foot. Some examples of these defects are:

  • Flat Feet
  • High-Arched Feet
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes 

What Causes Morton’s Neuroma?

Morton’s Neuroma is more likely to occur in women who wear high-heeled shoes for long periods. Athletes are also prone to having Morton’s neuroma if their sport involves high-impact activities with intense “stop-start” movements. Some sports require players to wear tight, constricting shoes that put pressure on the toes as well. Some examples of sports that can cause Morton’s neuroma are:

  • Skiing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Soccer
  • Ballet
  • Softball
  • Basketball

Morton’s neuroma has no visible signs such as lumps or swelling. Patients who have Morton’s neuroma often find out through the slight tingling or pain they feel between their toes. Although there are cases when people don’t always feel the symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma, others are in constant pain and discomfort. Some of the most common symptoms of Morton’s neuroma are:

  • You feel prickling or tingling pains on the ball of your foot that might spread out to your toes.
  • The pain might come in intervals and eases off when you’re not walking or wearing tight shoes.
  • You feel like there’s a pebble in your shoe, or one of your socks is bunched up.
  • The pain or discomfort worsens when you’re walking, running, or wearing shoes that squeeze your toes.

Treatment for Morton’s neuroma depends on the seriousness of a patient’s symptoms. Your doctor might suggest that you start on nonsurgical treatments before moving on to aggressive procedures if the pain on your foot persists. Initial treatment for Morton’s neuroma usually involves:

  • Avoiding high heels or tight shoes, and wearing wider shoes with lower heels to let the bones in the foot relax and heal.
  • Orthoses or custom shoe inserts that relieve stress on one area of the foot by distributing force evenly.
  • Injection of corticosteroid medication to reduce the swelling of the nerve and give temporary relief.
  • Stretching exercises to loosen tendons and ligaments. 

Get Expert Care for Morton’s Neuroma Today

Do you feel some, if not most, of the symptoms listed above? Or do you know someone who does? If you’re looking for treatments for Morton’s neuroma that doesn’t require surgery, The Center For Morton’s Neuroma is the perfect place for you. We offer a wide range of nonsurgical procedures to help treat Morton’s neuroma.

Our team is committed to providing you with a comprehensive treatment that we pattern to your medical history and lifestyle. We will be your partner in getting your life back from the pain caused by Morton’s neuroma. Contact us today to find out more about how our services can help you


Non-Surgical Treatments for Your Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is an increasingly painful condition. It occurs when the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes thickens, causing a burning sensation in the ball of the foot. It has been associated with the feeling of walking around in your shoes with a small rock constantly poking the ball of your foot.

Don’t let Morton’s Neuroma interfere with your daily routine. At The Center For Morton’s Neuroma, we’ll help you find the right treatment. We specialize in non-surgical interventions for our patients.

Our Treatments and Procedures

There are a wide range of treatments and procedures which can be used to treat Morton’s Neuroma. However, each individual responds differently to certain kinds of treatment. That is why at The Center For Morton’s Neuroma, we carefully make a diagnosis and plan before deciding on the best approach to treat your Morton’s Neuroma. Here are some of our treatments:

Unlike Radio Frequency Ablation which uses heat, Cryotherapy Ablation makes use of extremely cold temperatures. This procedure is done by using liquid nitrogen or argon gas in order to freeze and destroy tissues affected by Morton’s Neuroma.


When the neuroma is removed, the nerve that carries sensation to the toes is taken away as well, causing mild but permanent numbness in the forefoot and between the toes.

This minimally invasive treatment makes use of high-frequency radio waves which target nerves affected by Morton’s Neuroma. The heat emitted by these radio waves breaks down proteins which prevents nerve fibers from transmitting pain. In addition, this procedure stimulates the creation of new blood vessels which promotes healing.


Although surgical treatment can be quite effective, it is rarely performed because of the higher risk of complications and the effectiveness of less invasive procedures, such as ultrasound guided radio frequency ablation, cyrotherapy or injections of a neurolytic agent. However, for some patients, it is an effective pain treatment when performed by an experienced practitioner (frequently a surgeon) and when all other treatments have not provided adequate relief.

Should your Morton’s neuroma not respond to our ablation procedures, Dr. Pearl will confer with you and surgical colleagues here in the Boston area hospitals for a possible surgical option and we will co-ordinate your care to try to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment.

This treatment involves injecting a sclerosing agents like concentrated alcohol into the affected tissue. This eliminates or at least significantly decreases the ability of the nerves to transmit pain signals, thereby causing pain relief from Morton’s neuroma.


This method involves harnessing your body’s natural ability to regenerate itself in order to promote the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. Platelet Rich Plasma Injections are Taking a sample of your own blood, then centrifuging it to concentrate the platelets. After this, the activated platelets are then administered into the damaged tissues.


Our custom-designed orthotics will help you with your biomechanical foot issues such as problems with walking and running. We offer two types of designs that ensure maximum comfort and rigidness for your feet. You can choose from:
Comfort Orthotic
This is designed to offer maximum support and shock absorption.
It also fits perfectly into any type of sneaker design.
Support Orthotic
Its 16-18mm heel cup depth is designed to provide fuller heel support. It is also made of thicker plastic which makes for better rearfoot control.

For temporary pain relief, Corticosteroid Injections can be used on the affected area. This medication, however, should not be used as an initial treatment due to its adverse effects. Some of these include weakening of the muscles and ligaments which could lead to pain and instability.


This treatment transmits pressure waves onto the affected area through the use of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology. These waves help stimulate metabolism, enhance blood circulation, and accelerate the healing process.


Schedule an Appointment With The Center For Morton’s Neuroma Today

Don’t wait for your condition to get worse, contact The Center For Morton’s Neuroma today. We are committed to providing our patients with non-surgical treatments for their Morton’s Neuroma. Our philosophy is to only recommend surgical interventions as a very very last resort.

To know more about our products and services you can call us at (774) 421-9144 or email us at office@mortonsneuroma.com. You can also visit our clinic at 600 Worcester Rd, Suite 301, Framingham, MA 01702.

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