Morton’s Neuroma.

Over the past year or two I have been stupidly ignoring pain in my right foot; specifically the ball of my foot and my third and fourth toes. It has progressively gotten worse and I have finally gotten an answer on what it is. Morton’s Neuroma.

Now because I am stubborn I am not going to have anything done about it until after Chicago in two weeks.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes (ME!). MN may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe. MN involves a thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This can cause a sharp, burning pain in the ball of your foot. Your toes may also sting, burn, or feel numb.

Mortons Neuroma

YES to all of the above.

It is ridiculously frustrating.

I wake up every morning and have pain in my foot, and it usually goes away by the time I get to school. However, it is starting to come back at night.

As for running… I am still running! However, my first 1-2 miles are a little painful and I have to stop often to massage my foot. When I land on my right foot it feels as though I am being stabbed in the foot. Morgan said I’m being dramatic, but it’s the truth!

What does this mean for my goal time in Chicago? I have no clue.

I am just praying that I do not have to stop throughout the race because of this. Usually it goes away after mile 2 and does not come back.

During my last 20 miler it stopped at mile 1.5 and didn’t come back. That is what I am praying for in Chicago.

So what will I do after the race?

I am quite honestly nervous. I will either need a coritcosteroid injection or surgery. The injection is preferred by me.


I am spending my Saturday morning in my robe alternating between this…


and this…


I’m heading over to one of my best friends house later to find out the sex of her baby. So exciting!

If you’re one of my friends, you constantly get bombarded with Charlie pictures. Seriously though, how cute is he?!

Charlie's Selfie

Have a great Saturday! 🙂

P.S. I have my last 20 miler tomorrow! Whoo hoo!!


2 thoughts on “Morton’s Neuroma.

  1. I had the same issue! I get a cortical steroid shot every six months for my asthma/allergies. ( the shot can wreck your body… it gives me cyst on my ovaries but I will take that pain for a week so I can breath.) It will take away the issue with your foot but I’ve noticed once the shot wears off the numbing in your foot does come back, but not as bad. I usually just stomp my foot on the ground till I get feeling back in my right foot. I hope yours doesn’t cause you problems with your marathon! Good luck!

    • Mary,

      The more I think about it the more I learn to surgery. I haven’t met with my doctor to discuss options, but the more I read, the more I am leaning to just surgically fixing the problem. I hate shots!

      Thanks for you well wishes! 🙂

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