Morton's neuroma is an injury to the nerve between the toes, which causes thickening and pain. It commonly affects the nerve that travels between the third and fourth toes.
See also: Foot pain
Morton's neuroma is more common in women than men.
The exact cause is unknown. However, some experts believe the following may play a role in the development of this condition:
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