Morton’s neuroma

What is Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is an interdigital nerve involvement of the foot, usually located in the third intermetatarsal space, a nerve responsible for controlling the sensitivity of most of the sole of the foot and toes.

Pain in the anterior area of the sole of the foot, internal between the metatarsal heads, with the possibility of the pain radiating towards the two toes corresponding to the affected space.



Physiotherapeutic treatment, together with radiofrequency, shock wave therapy and laser methods have proven to be effective in this type of pathology.

How is Neuroma treated?

First of all, a global, exhaustive and complete assessment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system is carried out, and depending on the results, we evaluate which type of treatment is the most appropriate for the patient. In a cross-cutting manner, the rehabilitation team will perform an intervention through therapeutic exercise.

The main objective is to reduce pain and return to normal activity as soon as possible. It may require relative rest, together with a physiotherapy program focused on stretching and strengthening of muscle decompensations. It is estimated that with a good treatment the recovery period is between four and eight weeks, being much longer and limiting the child’s activity if no treatment is performed.

Depending on the degree of injury, and together with the application of technology such as ultrasound-guided percutaneous intratissue electrolysis (EPI), and Echoguided Percutaneous Percutaneous Neuromodulation, Shock waves, Imoove or Magnetic Resonance Therapy (MBST), we will work with a program of control exercises, global postural reeducation (RPG) and/or strength exercises.

The Hyperbaric Chamber can be a great ally in the recovery, thanks to the oxygenation that occurs in the tissues that is produced in the tissues, reduces the recovery times of breaks, wounds, muscle injuries and bone fractures.

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