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Morton's Neuroma

Symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma can improve with simple treatments such as:

  • resting the foot
  • applying ice packs
  • anti-inflammatory medication – speak to the Pharmacist or GP for best advice about this
  • massage of toes and fore foot


Wearing the right shoe is one of the most important things to do. Make sure your shoes:

  • fit well with plenty of room for your toes
  • have laces or an adjustable Velcro strap
  • have stiffer soles, to limit bending of the joints, with a slight rocker-shape across the forefoot.


  • high-heels of more than 25mm (1 inch)
  • shoes with a pointed or shallow toe box
  • flexible soles.


Foot roller

foot step on massage ball to pain. woman with red pedicure massaging trigger points on her foot.

Place a tennis ball or rolling pin on the floor, place your foot on top and roll back and forth to massage the bottom of your foot.


Insoles with a metatarsal support can help to support the foot and are available over the counter.

Always build up the use of insoles gradually over a week and stop use if you have new pain.

If you have a problem which does not improve as you would expect with self-care, you should contact a healthcare professional for advice. This may be your GP, Pharmacist, NHS Podiatry Service or a Private Podiatrist. 

Please make sure your podiatrist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and look out for the letters HCPC after their name. 

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