Morton’s Neuroma

Neuroma is another common condition we see in the office. A neuroma is a benign tumor of a nerve, however, a Morton’s neuroma is not actually a tumor, but a thickening of the tissue around the nerve that leads to your toes. Patients usually complain of burning pain in the ball of the foot that may radiate into the toes. The pain usually gets worse with activity.

In the office, we obtain x-rays to rule out stress fractures and arthritis in the toes. Your clinical exam may include palpation of the web space to try to replicate your symptoms. Conservative treatment may include a change in footwear, custom foot orthotics, or injection of a corticosteroid medicine. If conservative treatment does not relieve your symptoms, surgical options included resecting a small portion of the nerve and releasing the surrounding tissue around the nerve. Overall, the surgical option provides excellent outcomes with a short recovery period.


Located on the Upper East Side

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DR. MARTIN J. O’MALLEY Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle

420 E 72nd St - Suite 1B New York, NY 10021

Office Telephone Hours: 9am-5pm

COVID-19 Update

Our office is now offering telemedicine appointments, which are covered by most insurance carriers. These include follow up sessions for our existing patients, as well as new patient consultations. We can advise and order tests if necessary, such as X-rays or MRI’s, and review previous imaging when emailed or mailed to our office. Please contact us at 212-203-0740