I just got diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma, which is a benign swelling of nerves in the ball of the foot. "Benign" as it may be, it is as painful as anything that I have ever experienced, preventing me from being able to walk normally. Rather, I had to shuffle along, putting my weight on the side of the affected foot, which led to pain in that knee and leg. It was intermittent, painful for 3 days, then completely not noticeable for the next 7 to 10 days.
When I finally got diagnosed, of course I mentioned my MS to the podiatrist. He asked if I had ever heard of a linkage between MS and Morton's neuroma. I haven't - and it didn't even cross my mind that there might be a connection.
It just didn't seem like an MS symptom to me, from the nature of the pain. The doctor didn't think there was a connection, either, but it started me thinking and I thought I would ask you, as I have been surprised by the responses that I have gotten from these sorts of questions before. Have you ever had symptoms of Morton's Neuroma? Was it before or after your MS diagnosis? Did anyone ever suggest that there might be a connection with your MS? Leave your story in the comments section below.