Alcohol injections for the treatment of intermetatarsal neuromas [Summary]
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Santos, D. & Coda, A. (2019) Alcohol injections for the treatment of intermetatarsal neuromas. Atlas of Science.
Intermetatarsal neuromas, sometimes called Morton’s neuroma, cause nerve pain in the forefoot. It arises due to entrapment of the nerve(s) supplying the toes(s) due to compression of the forefoot. Although any foot can be affected it’s uncommon to affect both feet. Similarly, it’s unusual to find multiple neuromas affecting the same foot. The condition is 8-10 times more common in females than males with people aged 45-50 years more at risk. The part of the forefoot most commonly affected is the third inter-metatarsal space with the first and fourth space rarely affected.