Patients who develop Morton’s neuroma in one foot are more likely to develop the condition in the other foot
Patients often ask practitioners at The London Podiatry Centre whether they are likely to develop Morton’s neuroma in their other foot. At our Centre the presence of bilateral neuroma formation is relatively common. This seems logical as patients often have biomechanically similar feet. When a patient develops a neuroma in one foot which requires invasive treatment such as cryosurgery, we always recommend gait analysis so that biomechanical risk factors can be addressed to reduce the risk of them developing the condition in their other foot. We also scan the foot on both sides to see whether neuromas are beginning to form.