The treatment of a neuroma that occurs between the metatarsals (called a web space or interdigital neuroma) is to decrease the inflammation and pressure on the nerve. Morton’s neuroma treatment can include:
- Widening the shoe
- Avoiding a high heel
- Wearing a pad or orthotic support in the shoe
- Use of cortisone injections into the affected area
These treatments are often effective. If these conservative treatments fail to alleviate or eradicate the symptoms, then surgery with removal of the nerve is an option. By removing the nerve, the pain in the front of the foot and in between the toes invariably decreases, although there is numbness in between the toes which is permanent.