Morton's neuroma is a growth that develops on a nerve at the base of the toes. This benign (noncancerous) growth develops when a nerve becomes pinched between the toe joints, toe knuckles, and the shoe, and the constant irritation to the pinched nerve causes it to swell and grow.
Symptoms may include:
A burning sensation that spreads into the involved toes.
A lump between the bases of the toes.
Home treatment, such as rest, massage, and wearing roomy footwear, may help relieve symptoms. In severe cases, surgery may be needed.
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