Debilitating heel pain
Morton ‘s neuroma is localized pain in the interspace between the third and fourth toes due to nerve compression. Flat feet can cause the nerve to be pulled toward the middle (medially) more than normal, which can cause irritation and possibly enlargement of the nerve. It can be relieved by a custom-fitted orthotic that helps maintain the natural posture of the foot. Conservative treatment does not work for all patients and minor surgery may be necessary.