Morton’s Neuroma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Is Morton’s Neuroma a Tumor?

Although Morton’s neuroma has the word “neuroma” in its name, it is not a cancerous disease. It is a benign tumor that appears on nerves in the body. It usually develops as an extra nerve beside the healthy regular nerve. It is not a new tissue developing on a nerve in your foot. It is the thickening and swelling of your existing nerve tissues. The condition is not a symptom of cancer and cannot lead to cancerous diseases.

Are Morton’s Neuroma Common?

Morton’s neuroma is a relatively common disease. Studies show that about 1 in 3 people may develop a Morton’s neuroma at some point in their life.