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Morton’s Neuroma

The sensation of “walking with a marble in my foot” is usually associated with Morton’s Neuroma, which is a benign over-growth of the fiber capsule around a nerve as it enters the toe. A band of connective tissue sits on top of the nerves that supply sensation to each toe, and friction between these promotes enlargement of the nerve capsule, usually in women. The majority of the time, there is no “lump” that can be felt. Walking, running, and tight shoes will aggravate the inflammation and lead to a burning, tingling sensation that radiates into the toe, with numbness in some people.