DEAR DOCTOR K: I have something called Morton's neuroma. Can you explain what it is, and what I can do to relieve the pain?
DEAR READER: A neuroma develops when a nerve is compressed, injured or pinched, causing swelling and pain. A neuroma in the area between the third and fourth toes, or between the second and third toes, is known as a Morton's neuroma. Morton's neuroma causes sharp, burning pain and numbness in the toes and foot.