Morton's Neuroma Remedies

| Modified: Sep 16, 2018
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Treating Morton’s neuroma requires a holistic approach that combines foot support, massage and natural supplements as well as loosening the foot and maintaining flexibility support treatment. Additionally, adjusting activity level and resting offers relief from the often painful condition.

What is Morton’s Neuroma?

Often described as a pain that feels as if one is standing on a pebble in the shoe, Morton’s neuroma is a condition that is localized in the ball of the foot specifically at the third and fourth toes. The condition causes the thickening of the tissue surrounding the nerves leading to the toe, causing pain and discomfort.

The condition typically does not involve any outward signs of the issue but presents symptoms including burning pain, tingling and numbness in the toes. The condition is generally caused by irritation, pressure or injury to the foot.

Natural Treatment for Metatarsal Pain

Generally an issue of the nerves and compression of the toes, Morton’s neuroma can often be treated using simple relief options. Massage as well as the proper foot support and footwear generally prevents further progression of the condition. The natural supplement serrapeptase also offers relief.


Resting the feet is often the first line of defense against Morton’s neuroma. Massage also serves as an effective option for resting the foot and relieving pain. Applying light pressure and kneading motions to the affected region stimulates blood flow as well as nerve function to prevent pain.

Foot Support

Wearing appropriate footwear as well as using orthotic supports is another option for treating Morton’s neuroma. Avoiding shoes with high heels and shoes that confine or compress the toes prevent issues. Additionally, supports that properly align the feet within a shoe and during activity add to treatment.


Serrapeptase is a natural supplement that is used in treating a variety of conditions. The compound aids in breaking down protein and decreasing inflammation. As Morton’s neuroma involves inflammation of the nerve tunnel, this supplement is particularly effective for treating metatarsal pain.

A painful condition that affects the ball of the foot, Morton’s neuroma is most often characterized by pain between the third and fourth toe. Holistic treatment that incorporates rest, activity changes and dietary supplements prevents pain and further issues associated with the metatarsals.


Posted by Garry (West Australia) on 09/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Morton's Neuroma:

I take enough vitamin pills and such so I thought I would try the Serrapeptase suggestion from Marigold (2014) topically. It works brilliantly. I mixed 3-5 caps of the powder with DMSO (a teaspoon or so) and keep that in a container. Apply a little to the area and the pain is gone for a week or 3. Thanks for the help.

Posted by Hwkmn05 (Nh) on 04/10/2016 104 posts
1 out of 5 stars

Morton's Neuroma:

Serrapetase did nothing for me. I've taken it for other issues, but I got no relief and actually got worse while taking this. DE seems to be working along with ACV/BSM. I have gone to a wide shoe/boot in every style and sticking soft pads 1/4 in thick under my high arch. Its a fine line between that second toe joint and my arch, if its on the joint, I get worse. Just back of it seems to help. I am hoping this will allow me to forego surgery and podiatrist believes it will eventually.

Replied by Linda

What is BSM?

EC: BSM = Blackstrap Molasses

Replied by Linda

Gosh, missed another abbreviation you have on here. DE?

EC: DE = Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Marigold (Usa) on 06/20/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have been taking 2 capsules of Serrapeptase every morning on an empty stomach and wow! I can not believe how fast this has worked on the pain and inflammation of Morton's Neuroma! I felt relief by the 2nd day!

Before I was taping my toes, second and third together, fourth and pinky toes together, which offered some relief. Now, after 2 months I don't have to tape and can walk without pain. I still know it's there if I step on a rock, but I'm 100% better than what I was not long ago.

I highly recommend this!

Replied by Gina
Falls Church, Va

Where can I purchase serrapeptase?

EC: Check or your local health food store.

Replied by Susan
Asheville, Nc

What strength serrapeptase is recommended?

Replied by Diana
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, I've had great success with sertapeptase too. But when I forgot it on vacation abroad, I found out about iodine..... completely took the pain away with one drop on the skin of my foot within hours.... lugols iodine 5%, just one drop every few days.... my hair grew thicker too!

Replied by Kristin

I put a drop of lugol's in my smoothie every morning for my low thyroid so I'm putting some on my foot and saying a prayer. :) Pain was excruciating this morning after a very busy 5 days...