Sometimes, feet can have Morton’s Neuroma type pain—without a Morton’s Neuroma present.
Occasionally, as we noted in this article, there might be a Morton’s Neuroma present—but it is not the cause of the problem—instead it could be another condition.
Some of these conditions include:
- Bursitis, which is an inflammation of little, fluid filled sacs (called bursae) that provide protection to muscles near joints, bones, and muscles. These sacs, which often form on the ball of the foot, can also enlarge and harden, putting pressure on the nerve.
- Stress fractures, which are little cracks in the bone brought about by repetitive stress.
- Stress reactions, which are changes in the bone that arise from too much stress—yet before a fracture happens.
Intermetatarsal Bursitis, a condition commonly mistaken for Morton’s neuroma