what is the difference between metatarsalgia and morton's neuroma

What is the difference between metatarsalgia and Morton’s neuroma?

Metatarsalgia is a rather meaningless term that just means pain in the forefoot. Morton’s neuroma is one of those conditions that causes pain in the forefoot. Metatarsalgia can be due to many different conditions all with their own set of causes, symptoms and treatments. A Morton’s neuroma is one of the many different conditions that can get lumped under the term ‘metatarsalgia’. There are really no specific symptoms of a metatarsalgia as there are so many different conditions, each with their own set of symptoms that get lumped under the term ‘metatarsalgia’. A Morton’s neuroma symptoms are typically a shooting pain from the ball of the foot into the toes. There is no specific cause of metatarsalgia as each of the conditions that could get called that each have there own different causes. A Morton’s neuroma is caused by a nerve being pinched between the metatarsal heads due to the shoes being too tight and compressing the forefoot. There is no specific treatment for metatarsalgia as each of the conditions that could get called that have their own different treatments. A Morton’s neuroma is treated using a metatarsal pad to separate the metatarsal bones and wearing a wider pair of shoes so that the pressure on the pinched nerve is reduced.

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