It is not always possible to prevent a Morton's neuroma. However, you probably can reduce your risk by wearing comfortable shoes that have low heels, good arch support, and plenty of toe space.
If you have a painful Morton's neuroma, your doctor usually will begin your treatment with conservative therapies, including:
A switch to shoes with low heels, wide toes, and good arch support
Padding techniques, including metatarsal pads or toe crest pads