Getting 2nd or 3rd opinions is great advise. After going to a podiatrist(not the best choice to start with), and two cortisone injections after I went to a Physical Therapist and Orthopedist. The diagnosis is not a Nueroma, (both PT and Ortho Dr. concurred),but a structural problem requiring metetarsil orthodics.
Going to the doctor the 10 april....not sure if I want an other diagnostic than a morton neuroma as the operation is easy and final. I hope that you have a definitive solution for your feet and don't have to buy/pay for treatment for some other years, to have the operation many buck in other pocket than yours. For me, it is not structural bones for the moment. I had pain in my right foot as I climbed children crusade and can barely do the move...leading.
Metetarsil is the name of the bone and the nerve is going a long that bone. if you change how the friction occur, you will feel better...for a while and you will have other problem. Ask your doctor if it is a friction of the metetarsil to the nerve, which increase in size and make an obstruction or if it is a tendon on the metetarsil who create the pain. I read, no experiences, that the nerve can regress to a normal size after a while.
In my case, the pain is often associate with the presence of cigarette smoke. When someone smoke around, three or four hours later I have a pain in my right feet. I don't know exactly what it is. My allergy can attack the nerve is my explication.