How can Morton's neuroma be prevented?

  • Do not wear tight shoes or high-heeled shoes for long periods.
  • Do wear shoes with a wide toe box so that your toes are not squeezed or cramped.
  • Do wear athletic footwear with enough padding to cushion the balls of the feet when you are exercising or taking part in sports.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 03/02/2016.


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  • American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Morton's Neuroma (Intermetatarsal Neuroma)Accessed 3/3/2016.

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