A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue which most commonly affects the foot as a Morton’s neuroma. The location of a Morton’s neuroma is at the base of the third and fourth toes between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal bones. However, neuromas can also occur at the base of your other toes. Compression and irritation of the nerve causes thickening and inflammation of the nerve.



  • Tingling, burning, or numbness

  • Pain

  • A feeling that something is inside your shoe or your sock is bunched up

  • Pain is worse with tight shoes

  • Symptoms gradually worsen with time

Who gets a Neuroma?

Patients are more likely to get a neuroma if they have certain foot deformities: bunions, hammertoes, flat feet, or more flexible feet.


Neuroma treatments

  • Padding

  • Icing

  • Orthotics

  • Changes in shoewear

  • Medications

  • Injection therapy

  • Surgery

A neuroma is irritated and inflammed nerve tissue that can cause intense pain in the ball of your foot. Don’t let the problem worsen to the point that only surgical intervention will help. If you are experiencing pain from a neuroma, make an appointment with Greater Houston Foot & Ankle Specialists. We have four convenient office locations in The Woodlands, Kingwood, and Tomball.

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Dr. Stephen Moore and Dr. Gkotsoulias are podiatrists serving

The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, and Tomball areas.