Doctors recommend shoes with adequate arch support, a wide toe box, adjustable fitting and a low drop to patients with Morton's neuroma, according to the Center for Morton's Neuroma. Studies show that such shoes help to manage pain and discomfort, restore the natural foot alignment and prevent other foot conditions.
Morton's neuroma is a progressive condition caused by the thickening of the common plantar digital nerve on the foot, explains the Center for Morton's Neuroma. When a ligament squeezes against this thickened nerve, it causes a lot of pain. Symptoms of the condition include a tingling sensation in the toes and burning pain in the forefoot that worsens with shoe wearing. Other names for Morton's neuroma are Morton's metatarsalgia or intermetatarsal neuroma.