Special Tests and Orthopedic Examination for Physical Therapy: Ankle & Foot
Morton’s Neuroma Test
aka Metatarsal Squeeze Special Test
- To detect the presence of Morton’s Neuroma
VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS, PROCEDURE, POSITIVE TEST:
Morton’s Neuroma (is a benign neuroma of an intermetatarsal plantar nerve, most commonly of the second and third intermetatarsal spaces (between 2nd-3rd and 3rd-4th metatarsal heads). This problem is characterised by pain and/or numbness, sometimes relieved by removing footwear.
Morton’s Neuroma Orthopedic Test:
- Patient is seated
- Compress the foot by applying pressure to the medial and lateral aspects of the foot at the metatarsophalangel joints
Special Tests and Orthopedic Exam
Morton’s Neuroma Test: POSITIVE TEST:
- Sharp pain at the location of the neuroma. Pain is worsend by activity.