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please explain if it is possible to have metatarsalgia and neuroma?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: Often times the metatarsalgia will lead to neuroma pain.

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How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

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Function/Imaging: Modalities can typically be divided into two categories: 1.) imaging - ct or MRI (with contrast) can be used to visualize tumors in detail. 2.) functional tests - audiometry and brainstem auditory evoked responses assess the integrity of the vestibulocochlear cranial nerve by analyzing how the brain responses to test sounds.
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What are the complications associated with acoustic neuroma?

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Will cortisone shots help with metatarsalgia?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: They will help with the inflammation but don't forget about: • rest. • ice to the affected area. • take an over-the-counter pain reliever.. • wear proper shoes. • try shock-absorbing insoles. • use metatarsal pads. • consider arch supports. .
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Is a gamma knife a good treatment for acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
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Depends: Gk can be a great treatment option for an. Many times it is not. It depends on the size and location of tumor, how quickly it's growing, risks of surgery, prior radiation treatment, many many factors. I do both surgery and gammaknife for my patients with acoustics, and each treatment plan is tailored to the specific details of that patient's tumor and overall health.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens if you don't treat an acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Depends: Small ones, potentially nothing or progressive hearing loss, vertigo. Medium to large ones can, in addition, cause facial paralysis, facial pain or numbness, voice changes, swallowing problems, compress brainstem. Rarely, these grow rapidly or are huge and can be life threatening.

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