Mortons Neuroma Test

 Mortons Neuroma Test

What is Mortons Neuroma Test?

Mortons Neuroma Test (or Mulder Click Test) is used To detect the presence of interdigital neuroma (Morton’s neuroma) in the foot.

It’s also called Metatarsal Squeeze Test .

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How do you test for Morton’s neuroma?

Mortons Neuroma Test
Mortons Neuroma Test (Mulder Click Test)

What does a positive Mortons Neuroma Test mean?

Sensitivity & Accuracy

A Comparative Study1 by Devendra Mahadevan to assess the diagnostic accuracy of 7 clinical tests for Morton’s neuroma (MN) compared with ultrasonography (US) on Forty patients (54 feet), he found that the Sensitivity & Accuracy of Mortons Neuroma Test was:


Mortons Neuroma
1- Plantar digital nerves (terminal branches of the tibial nerve).
2- Pseudoneuroma of the digital nerve in the third intermetatarsal space.


  1. Mahadevan D, Venkatesan M, Bhatt R, Bhatia M. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests for Morton’s Neuroma Compared With Ultrasonography. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2015 Jul-Aug;54(4):549-53. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2014.09.021. PMID: 25432459.
  2. MULDER JD. The causative mechanism in morton’s metatarsalgia. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 1951 Feb;33-B(1):94-5. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.33B1.94. PMID: 14814167.
  3. Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System 3rd Edition.
  4. Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, And Intervention 3rd Edition.

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