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Neuroma - how long can it last for? I developed following an evening wearing high shoes and not being able to sit down. My toes were very compressed.

Neuroma - how long can it last for? I developed following an evening wearing high shoes and not being able to sit down. My toes were very compressed.

Neuroma: A neuroma is a growth of nerve tissue found between the toes. It brings on pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness. If left untreated, neuromas tend to get worse. They can be treated with padding, taping, orthotics, pain medications, or surgery. Using high heels, shoes with small toe box, or with poor padding can make symptoms worse and should be avoided. ...Read more

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Neuroma (Definition)

A neuroma is a painful condition in which there is a swelling of a nerve that is usually caused by trauma or compression. It usually develops on the ball of the foot or between the third and fourth toes, and occurs more often in women. Common symptoms include tingling, ...Read more


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How will having acoustic neuroma affect my child's long-term health?

How will having acoustic neuroma affect my child's long-term health?

Hearing, face weak: Acoustic neuromas- also called vestibular schwannoma are benign growths on the 8th cranial nerve. Depending on the location and size, they can cause hearing loss and facial weakness. Some people are permanently cured with minimal difficulty. Some people develop facial paralysis along with hearing loss in the ear connected to the tumor. Hope your child does well. ...Read more

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How long after surgery for a morton's neuroma can you return to work, partcularly floor nursing?

How long after surgery for a morton's neuroma can you return to work, partcularly floor nursing?

3 to 8 weeks: Depending on how you take care of yourself and follow your doctor's instructions. As we all know : doctors and nurses make the BEST patients.(not really). ...Read more

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How long will I be out of work after foot neuroma surgery?

How long will I be out of work after foot neuroma surgery?

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. ...Read more

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I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?

May not: If you have a true morton's neuroma and have had symptoms for greater than 6 months, then conservative care may not resolve your problem. Neuromas are scaring and inflammation to the nerve sheath and the nerve itself. If the nerve is damaged, then it will usually not return to normal. Many times surgical excision is necessary. Discuss with your foot doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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Should a healthy 35 y/o male with a 1.9cm acoustic neuroma be given radiation (Gamma Knife) as a long term treatment option?

Should a healthy 35 y/o male with a 1.9cm acoustic neuroma be given radiation (Gamma Knife) as a long term treatment option?

Gamma knife: Is ONE option but please get a second opinion. Some docs may suggest monitoring it to see about growth or lack thereof. Please do what doctors say after you've seen several. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid.  Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Sclerosing injection: Why are you putting up with the pain when you can see a podiatrist have a series of 4-7 sclerosing injections and be done with the pain? Sclerosing injections are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate, hence removeing the conductive layer on the nerve known as myelin and will stop the pain forever. ...Read more

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I had hammer toe bunionectomy and neuroma surgery on my foot. How long before i can walk?

I had hammer toe  bunionectomy and neuroma  surgery on my foot. How long before i can walk?

1 day to 4 weeks: After neuroma surgery you can walk immediately as well as with hammertoe procedures. The rate limiting surgery is the bunionectomy. After some procedures it is ok to put weight immediately on the foot in a postop shoe or a walking brace (usually a soft tissue procedure) other types where the bone is cut or fused and held in place with screws/plate may have no weight for 4-8 weeks. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had neuroma removed & 3 toe tendon released it's been 9 weeks post op. My foot is still swollen can't wear shoes how long does it take to heal ?

I had neuroma removed & 3 toe tendon released  it's been 9 weeks post op. My foot is still swollen can't wear shoes how long does it take to heal ?

3-6 months: It takes a long time for swelling to go away comletely because of weakness of the muscles in the foot. So as you stand or walk for long period the foot will swell. As the strength improves you will noticee less and less swelling as the time goes on. Do not worry ...Read more