But that's what it is "also known as." In fact, if I were to have broadcasted the forum as Perineural Fibroma Talk (PF Talk--they would think it was Plantar Fasciitis), I doubt we would have as many members over there and be helping as many as we do. Sad, I know, but it's true...for the time being anyhow. Here's the description of the MN Talk board: Morton's Neuroma ****This discussion board contains information and experience about people's battles with Morton's Neuroma, both the negative and the positive. Morton's neuroma (also known as Morton's metatarsalgia, Morton's neuralgia, plantar neuroma and intermetatarsal neuroma) is a benign neuroma of an intermetatarsal plantar nerve, most commonly of the third and fourth intermetatarsal spaces. This problem is characterised by pain and/or numbness, sometimes relieved by removing footwear. ~Wiki Here's an example of one of the many posts I have shared with members at MN Talk where I try to clear this up: From my understanding, you can have either an inflamed, swollen nerve, or you can have a "neuroma" (actually, neuroma is not even the correct definition for what we are dealing with since it's not a true tumor. It was misclassified years ago, but since the term has been used for so many years, it's still referred to as a neuroma, but I digress. Here's the definition from Wiki: Despite the name, the condition was first correctly described by a chiropodist named Durlacher, and although it is labeled a "neuroma", many sources do not consider it a true tumor, but rather a perineural fibroma (fibrous tissue formation around nerve tissue). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton's_neuroma). The swollen, inflamed stage is what happens before it's called a neuroma. It becomes a neuroma when there is a scarring of the nerve sheath deforming the nerve. It's possible to treat the swollen nerve with self-treatments and other non-invasive and somewhat non-invasive treatments. I still believe, and I hope I am wrong, that a neuroma (such as what I had/have) has to be removed surgically...just with the CORRECT surgery however (reimplantation of the nerve ending into muscle after the neuroma or stump has been severed, so it does not grow back). I have added this to my signature over there, in case anyone looks down there, and to the main site description: Morton's Neuroma Talk MN Talk is the only forum dedicated to Morton's Neuroma. NOTE: Morton's Neuroma is not a true neuroma (tumor); it's a perineural fibroma (fibrous tissue formation around nerve tissue.) and was first correctly described by a chiropodist named Durlacher.) I do what I can.