A 34-year-old member asked:
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how long will i be out of work after foot neuroma surgery?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on the type of neuroma surgery and the type of work you do.
Answered on Jul 28, 2012
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
2 days- 2weeks: This depends how your podiatrist will perform the procedure and the type of job that you do. If you stand or run quite often in your job, you will be out for a few weeks. If you have a sedentary job, usually just a few days off of work is all that is necessary.
Answered on Jul 30, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends: There are different procedures for this. Sometimes, the doctor only cuts the ligament which the nerve gets entrapped on. Other times, the nerve itself is cut out. In the former the incision is tiny and can be done between the toes and the person can be ambulatory immediately. In the latter, it would depend on factors such as if incision is made on top or bottom of foot. Simply, ask your surgeon.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
Depends on your job: If you can wear a surgical shoe and elevate your foot and sit at work, you could be back in a few days.
Answered on Jul 9, 2018
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
There are different : Ways to perform this surgery so it would depend on if just the ligament entrapping the nerve is being cut or the neuroma itself is being cut out. You may not have to be out of work at all depending if you work or not. If you are contemplating surgery - these are issues your surgeon should discuss with you during a surgical consultaion.
Answered on Sep 30, 2012
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Do you stand or sit at work. Can you work without weightbearing for the most part. These are important factors in determining when one can return to work.
Answered on Sep 30, 2017
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Time out of work will depend on what type of neuroma surgery you have and what type of work you do.
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
WHAT DO YOU DO?: It all depends upon the above.
Answered on Aug 29, 2018

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