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What are the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Morton's neuroma causes a combination of sharp, burning pain (often described as shooting or electric, like intense pins and needles) and numbness in the toes and foot. Typically it flares up when you are standing or if you wear tight shoes. You may feel like you've stepped on a tiny hot coal and can't get rid of it, while at the same time having the disconcerting experience of not being able to feel your toes.

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