Morton’s neuroma

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(Interdigital Neuroma; Intermetatarsal Neuroma)

Morton’s neuroma – Definition

Morton’s neuroma is an inflammation of the nerves in the foot that go to the toes. Although the name includes the word “neuroma,” it is not really a tumor. It can affect any of the toes in the foot. However, it most often affects the nerves that run between the third and fourth or second and third toes.

Ingrown toenail

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Ingrown toenail – Definition

An ingrown toenail happens when a portion of the toenail curves into the flesh of the toe and imbeds itself in the soft tissue. It can occur on any of the toes, but usually occurs on one of the big toes.

Gout

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(Arthritis, Gouty; Gouty Arthritis)

Gout – Definition

Gout happens when uric acid crystals build up in the joints. This causes the joints to be inflamed. If the crystals build up in the kidneys, kidney stones may result.