So, you’ve got a pain on the ball of your foot. Wondering if it is Morton’s Neuroma? Answering these questions can be great first step in finding out.
When there is nothing actually in your shoe, does it feel like you are stepping on a pebble, marble, or piece of bunched up sock?
Does it feel like something is inside of the ball of your foot or between your toes?
Do you have a burning pain, numbness, or tingling in the region of the ball of your foot (including your toes)?
Does it feel like your toes are frequently asleep?
Does it hurt when you press on the ball of your foot on the area beneath the spaces between your toes (i.e. between the metatarsal bones)?
Are the toes that are nearest to the pain starting to spread?
Do you have cramping in your toes or a clicking sensation when you walk?
Does the pain subside when you take off your shoes?
Grab the side of your foot at the base of the big toe with one hand. Grab the other side of that foot at the base of the pinky toe with your other hand. Squeeze in. Then, while still holding and squeezing—move your hands so the (metatarsal) bones in the ball of your foot grind a little. Does that hurt? Does it cause a clicking?
If you answered YES to any of these questions you might have Morton’s Neuroma. Check out the articles and special offers here on this site. AND check in with a medical professional to further identify and confirm the nature of your foot issue.