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Foot Pain | Morton’s Neuroma | Maidenhead

Foot Pain | Morton’s Neuroma | Maidenhead

What is a Morton’s Neuroma?

Foot pain in the ball of the foot, or shooting pain in the toes. One of the most common diagnosis of these symptoms is a neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma has several similar names; Mortons Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuralgia, Plantar Neuroma and intermetatrsal Neuroma.

It is a benign bundle of nerve, most commonly of the third and fourth toe webspaces but can occur in any of the webspaces of the forefoot. Typically this is characterised by numbness and shooting pain into the toes and burning sensations on the ball of your feet. The pain is often relieved by removing footwear, massaging or rest. Symptoms are exaggerated by walking and exaggerated by exercise. Other diagnosis of shooting pains in the toes include; Diabetes, Anaemia and Radiculopathy, so it is very important to seek advice from a foot specialist if you develop any of these symptoms.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Paraesthesia.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Shooting pains.
  • Pain on weight bearing.
  • Numbness.

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  • Direct pressure applied between the metatarsal heads should replicate the symptoms.
  • Forefoot squeeze test known as a mulder’s click.
  • An ultrasound examination or X rays may be requested to rule out differential diagnosis such as stress fractures.

How can our team help you if have a Neuroma?

South West Podiatry at Maidenhead will assess your foot and provide you with a clinical diagnosis. An Ultra sound examination or MRI may be requested. Once your Podiatrist has made a clinical diagnosis, you will be provided with a treatment plan which may include:


  • Gait analysis / Biomechanical Examination
  • Orthotics to open out metatarsals pressing the nerve and reduce the mechanical load.
  • Footwear advice.
  • Padding or Strapping.
  • One or more Corticosteroid injections.
  • If conservative treatments fail, patients may be referred for surgical intervention.


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Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

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Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here:  Insurance and Fee’s. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.

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