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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

Neuroma = a tumor / mass that ...Read more


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What is a mortons neuroma surgery?

What is a mortons neuroma surgery?

Surgery on nerve: A morton's neuroma is a pinched or inflammed nerve in the 3rd intermetatarsal space. A morton;s neuroma surgery is removal of this inflammed nerve. ...Read more

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Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

Chilblain toes: is a rubbing wellington boot ok?

No ,I do not thing s: Chilblains is a medical condition that is often confused with frostbite and trench foot. Chilblains are acral ulcers (that is, ulcers affecting the extremities) that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease.Avoid tight fitting socks/shoes and keep your dry and warm. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for morton's neuroma edin?

What is the procedure for morton's neuroma edin?

A method : Of cutting the structures that compress the nerve thru usage of a small camera and knife. ...Read more

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My brother has developed acoustic neuroma. What is it exactly?

My brother has developed acoustic neuroma. What is it exactly?

Tumor of ear nerve: It is a benign growth of the nerve that goes from the brain to the inner ear. It can cause hearing loss and dizziness. When small sometimes they can just be followed to make sure that they don't grow and cause problems. Other times they can be treated with radiation treatments and sometimes they need to be removed surgically. They are not malignant. They do not spread. ...Read more

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CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?

 CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?

Comments: Most people with CRPS do poorly with surgery, as the CRPS may get worse, but if your foot needs surgery, you need to take the chance to help you regain walking function. One approach that may make sense is to take pre-operative medication to treat the autonomic issues, and even do a pre-op lumbar sympathetic block. Get an anesthesiologist who does pain management involved. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuroma by fifth metatarsal?

Sure, anywhere: there is nerve you can potentially have a neuroma. There are more common locations of Neuroma than others though. Most common in foot is between 3rd and 4th metatarsal…Sometimes the proximal branches can get radiating pain…. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Yes: But surgery is not always necessary. Many times consevative methods and proper fitting shoes provide relief. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma ear hypercausis, what to do?

Depends: surgery or radiotherapy may help. Would see a neurosurgeon and a radiation oncologist. Tumor size is an important factor. ...Read more

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How is acoustic neuroma treated?

How is acoustic neuroma treated?

Several ways: Acoustic neuromas may be treated by observation, surgery, or radiation. The choice of treatment is based on the size of tumor, the presenting symptoms and the age of the patient. ...Read more

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My sister says she has de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has de Quervain's tenosynovitis. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

NO: This type of tendonitis is usually associated with repetitive activities that aggravate the tendons. It is not typically considered a hereditary condition. Family members are not more likely to get the the same thing. ...Read more

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What does morton's neuroma feel like?

Few symptoms: Usualy complaints are any of the below: numbnesss, burning, tingling, feeling like I have a sock bunched up under my foot or I am walking on a rock.....Those are the more common ones.... ...Read more

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L/4,l/5 laminect foot pain 1year later ,foot doc say normal,neurologist say s/1 caus,ortho surgeon say MRI good, neurosur say nerv itself Whoright?

L/4,l/5 laminect foot pain 1year later ,foot doc say normal,neurologist say s/1 caus,ortho surgeon say MRI good, neurosur say nerv  itself 
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Very hard choice 2--: -make. Not often so many Md's with conflicting Dx. If your surgeon was a fellow ship trained spine surgeon, i would feel he/her Dx was correct. If not fellowship trained, I would recommend seeing such for a 2nd opinion. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can B fellowship trained. It means they took an extra year as a fellow at a spine program. Good luck! ...Read more

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1-is there a treatment for pityriasis rosae gibert? 2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i: a) swim b) run/play tennis

1-is there a treatment  for pityriasis rosae gibert?
2- if I have pityriasis rosae can i:
a) swim
b) run/play tennis

Yes, yes, yes: Treatment for pityriasis rosea is generally aimed at the symptom of itching. Topical steroids and oral ant-itch meds are usually enough. Sometimes systemic steroids, like prednisone, or ultraviolet light treatments are needed if itching doesn't resolve. Okay to swim, okay to play tennis. Sweating could make itching worse, if it's already a problem. ...Read more

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Cerebral palsy swollen foot. Is it due to heat?

Cerebral palsy swollen foot. Is it due to heat?

Probably not: If the foot stays swollen more commonly injury or circulatory issue. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Yes: Neuromas are treated with injections, pads, shoe changes, physical therapy, custom orthotics, topical creams and if all else fails, surgery. ...Read more

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Morton's neuroma, what to do for it. Surgery?

Morton's neuroma, what to do for it. Surgery?

Read below: Morton's neuroma can be treated conservatively with injections (steroid or dehydrated alcohol), padding, wider shoes, avoid high heels, and possibly orthotics. Conservative care is very effective in most cases and should be exhausted before opting for surgery. Surgery involves removing the neuroma which will result in numbness where you once had pain. ...Read more

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I have a morton's neuroma. And plantar faciitis, are the two connected? The plantar faciitis has been dormant for 10 years.

Neuroma is an : Inflammation of the nerve between the metatarsal heads, plantar fascitiis is an inflammation or degeneration of the ligament on the bottom of the foot. So they are clearly different. Pain of one may lead to change in walking which can cause the other. ...Read more

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Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?

Follow up : With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more

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How to treat Morton’s neuroma ?

Surgery/orthotics: anti inflam can help. sometimes surg is needed, but orthotics might be very helpful...would see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for neuroma?

What are the tests for neuroma?

See a podiatrist: Your podiatrist will get a detailed history and ask many questions about what the pain feels like. Then your podiatrist will examine your feet and do several tests including: testing for the presence of a mulder's click, palpating the area between the metatarsals, squeezing the foot, evaluating whether the toes are spreading apart, evaluating for diminished sensation of the affected toes etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a neuroma is?

A neuroma: Is a mass of nerve tissue. The enlarged nerve could be entrapped or compressed because it has grown to a size larger than normal. ...Read more

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What is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

Neuroma: A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve. It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis). ...Read more

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Is it difficult to locate a neuroma with imaging?

Sometimes yes,: especially if it is small. Even a small neuroma can cause pain. Even is it large, it is sometimes difficult to image, because neuromas can appear very similar to adjacent tissue on CT and MR. ...Read more

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What is morton's neuroma?

What is morton's neuroma?

Let try to help: Morton's neuroma is a painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma may feel as if you are standing on a pebble in your shoe or on a fold in your sock. Doctors don't understand exactly what causes morton's neuroma. Thanks. ...Read more

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What does morton's neuroma feel like?

Few symptoms: Usualy complaints are any of the below: numbnesss, burning, tingling, feeling like I have a sock bunched up under my foot or I am walking on a rock.....Those are the more common ones.... ...Read more

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What are the tests for morton's neuroma?

Sonogram or Moulders: There are several tests for a neuroma. The most common is a moulders sign which is putting digital pressure on the intespace and squeezing the metatarsals together./ thid will cause pain, shooting pain and numbness. Aneuroma will usually show up on a sonogram. ...Read more

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My sister has morton neuroma. Wats that?

My sister has morton neuroma. Wats that?

Nerve problem: A true morton's neuroma involves thickening and abnormality of the interdigital (b/w toes) nerve. More often, the term is used to describe a nerve irritation caused by forefoot overload which is usually related to a hypermobile first ray and tight gastrocs. ...Read more

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What can be done about a morton's neuroma?

It can be removed: Surgically. You first have to have an MRI with and without contrast - done on a high field 1.5t or above MRI scanner. Use the safer contrasts if you can specify. Prohance, MultiHance and Eovist are the safer ones. You see a foot specialist or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Will my morton's neuroma heal if I exercise?

Maybe: You will need to modify your workout so as to not have direct pressure on the area of the neuroma. See a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

What sandals are the best if I have a neuroma?

Sandals : Try and get a sandal that has a " cookie " or metatarsal pad that will splay the metatarsals wider and take pressure off the neuroma . A cookie looks like a " bump " on the surface. ...Read more

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How do we know that we have acoustic neuromas?

Imaging w CT/MRI : See link via epocrates, you need to see your doctor for a work up, in my 30 yrs I have only seen a hand full; https://online.Epocrates.Com/u/2934731/acoustic+neuroma. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for morton's neuroma edin?

A method : Of cutting the structures that compress the nerve thru usage of a small camera and knife. ...Read more

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What are ways to cure morton's neuroma naturally?

What are ways to cure morton's neuroma naturally?

Wider shoes: Once diagnosed and confirmed, the foot with morton's neuroma should never be in a narrow shoe or stilettos - all to avoid repetitive compression of the diseased nerve - no matter how briefly this could be! ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of morton's neuroma?

Paresthesias: Morton's neuromas can present as either a burning sensation, tingling, zinging or numbness in one or two toes. ...Read more

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