A condition characterized by pain and tingling that radiates between the second and third or fourth toes. It is usually caused by a neuroma (benign tumour) on any of the plantar digital nerves situated in the web between two toes. The neuroma may develop because ill-fitting shoes press against the nerve. The condition is accentuated in athletes who spin on the ball of the foot (e.g. golfers, tennis players, and bowlers). Morton's syndrome is temporarily relieved by removal of shoes and rest. Sometimes special padding in the shoes and anti-inflammatories help resolve the condition, but usually surgical excision of the neuroma is necessary
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.