Clinical Inquiry. What is the best way to treat Morton's neuroma?

J Fam Pract. 2011 Mar;60(3):157-8, 168.


No single treatment has been identified in the literature. That said, a protocol of stepped care that showed good results in an uncontrolled trial seems reasonable: patient education and foot-wear or insole changes, followed by corticosteroid injections and, finally, surgery (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, case series). Injecting sclerosing alcohol depends on the provider's access to and comfort with ultrasound, but the evidence is insufficient to recommend it routinely (SOR: C, case series).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Foot Diseases / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injections
  • Neuroma / therapy*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Prospective Studies
  • Shoes
  • Treatment Outcome