Morton's interdigital neuroma: a comprehensive treatment protocol

Foot Ankle Int. 1995 Dec;16(12):760-3. doi: 10.1177/107110079501601204.


One hundred fifteen patients with signs and symptoms of Mortons' interdigital neuroma were studied in an attempt to evaluate the efficacy of a staged treatment program. The first stage consisted of patient education, footwear modifications, and metatarsal head relief. The second stage consisted of a steroid/local anesthetic injection into the affected interspace. The third stage was surgical excision of the inflamed interdigital nerve. Overall, 97 of 115 patients (85%) believed that they had improved with the treatment program. Twenty-four patients (21%) eventually required surgical excision of the nerve and 23 of 24 patients (96%) had satisfactory results. The results of the staged treatment protocol were very satisfactory and patient satisfaction was high.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery*
  • Neuroma / diagnosis
  • Neuroma / surgery*
  • Palliative Care
  • Peripheral Nerves / surgery
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Toes / innervation*
  • Treatment Outcome