Morton’s neuroma is a thickening of the tissue that surrounds the nerve leading to the toes. This thickening, or neuroma, causes the nerve to be pinched which may create a burning pain that radiates between the third and fourth toes.
Sometimes a neuroma is a result of wearing tight shoes that squeeze the foot bones together. Wearing high-heeled shoes that are tight or fit poorly can compress the toe bones and pinch the nerve. High impact athletes, such as runners, may also be prone to Morton