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Saturday, December 27, 2008 Jackie, Community Member, asks

Q: My pain is under my 3 middle toes only on my right foot. What could this be? Its swollen & painful

It is very painful for me to walk and it is swollen with shooting pain along with a burning sensation under the three middle toes on my right foot. It has been hurting for weeks, sometimes it hurts much more than others.

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
12/28/08 3:44pm

Try using our Symptom Checker to narrow down what might be causing your pain.  It has quite a bit of information of various types of foot pain.  Also check our Foot Pain section. 


What you describe sounds a bit like something called Morton's neuroma.  Take a look at this article: and scroll down to the section on "Neuromas" to see if you think this description might fit. 


In the end, you're probably going to need to see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.  If your insurance doesn't require a referral to see a specialist, you might want to see a podiatrist or an orthapaedic specialist.

squirrel63, Community Member
12/29/08 7:12pm

I had the same pain that you are describing here.It turned out to be mortons neuroma.It was very painful, and difficult to walk on affected foot.I went to a very good podiatrist, and had it removed, and it is 100 percent better.Smile

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By Jackie, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/19/13, First Published: 12/27/08