2. Swollen nerve
The very formation of a Morton’s Neuroma is all due to a swollen nerve in the ball of the foot. This swollen nerve is normally but not exclusively located between the base of the third and fourth toes.
When the nerve is easily located as in the vast majority of cases, Morton’s Neuroma is fairly typical to diagnose for doctors. The difficulty arises when the growth occurs elsewhere on the toes and feet, making it much more complicated to establish which nerve has become swollen.
Many people attribute the growth to occurrences on the outside of the skin such as friction or repetitive rubbing, when it is in fact always a result of something happening on the inside of the foot, or more specifically to a nerve on the inside of the foot. Having a good understanding of what causes the condition is a great way to assist in treating it properly.