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Stories from Neuroanatomy...David Butler

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    Morton’s Neuroma

    Morton neuroma, usually referred to Morton’s metatarsalgia is probably the most common nerve compression/irritation syndrome in the lower limb. The aetiology is a neuroma (growth, swelling of nerve, rarely carcinoma) in one of the common plantar digital nerves, usually the one to the third and fourth toes. This nerve arises from an anastomosis of the lateral branch of the medial plantar and a branch of the lateral plantar nerves. You won’t see this nerve connection on most anatomical drawings but it is present in most individuals (Jones & Klenerman 1984) and relevant to this story.
    I too advise that you don't send your patients for surgery.
    Last edited by Jo Bowyer; 02-03-2017, 10:04 AM.
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
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