Morton's neuroma

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Morton's neuroma

[¦mȯrt·ənz nə′rō·mə]
(medicine)
The thickening of the third intermetatarsal nerve over a period of years, causing a small benign fusiform tumor to eventually form in the space between the third and fourth toes, symptoms include painful burning, tingling, and numbness between the third and fourth toes, often accompanied by radiating electric-like shocks.
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The IOCPs Andrew Williams presented a seminar on "Percutaneous cryogenic neuroablation of Mortons Neuroma under image guidance".
Squeezing into high heels with narrow toe boxes can cause a condition called Mortons neuroma, which is a painful thickening of tissue between the third and fourth toes, Health News reported.
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Palpate for irregularities and swelling Localise pain and tenderness To diagnose Mortons neuroma palpate the area to elicit pain, squeezing the toes from the side.
In fact, neither Dr T G Morton, nor a later and different Dr T S K Morton (whether a relative is unknown), writing about T G Mortons 1876 treatise in 1895 use the term Mortons neuroma, instead referring to the condition variously as: "Morton's Toe", "Morton's painful affection of the foot", "Neuralgia" or "Metatarsalgia" (Morton TSK 1895).