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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?

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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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 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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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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What symptoms does someone with morton's neuroma have?

Neuroma: A morton's neuroma is a thickening of the nerve typically between the 3rd and 4th toes or the 2nd and 3rd toes. Often patients will describe walking on a rock, or that their sock is bunched up in their shoes. Burning, numbness to the toes and a feeling of swelling are typical. Tighter fitting shoes or high heels will make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating morton's neuroma?

Neuroma: Morton's neuroma has traditionally been treated with a corticosteroid injection which does help but often can be shortlived. One of the more latest effective treatments has been sclerosing alcohol injections. This injection therapy is typically given every 2 weeks for 3-7 injections. If this fails surgery to remove the neuroma is often needed. Wear wider shoes and avoid high heels will also help. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to treat Morton's neuroma?

Foot arch support: Morton's neuroma is a often is benign fibrous tissue between one of the nerves in the foot, the plantar nerve, often causing pain and numbness in the foot. Orthotic arch support or even corticosteroid injections may help depending on the severity of symptoms. I would consult with a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I expect with injections for morton's neuroma?

Hope for Improvement: Mortan's neuroma common in woman is a thickned digital nerve at the ball of foot , base of 3 and 4 toes causes pain, numbness , pins and needles , burning cramping, unable to wear the shoes etc. Steroid injection reduces the swelling in that closed space, may reduce the size of neuroma giving relief , alcohol injection will destroy the nerve .Surgical is excision other option. ...Read more

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Morton's neuroma. Are some types of injections better than others?

Morton's neuroma. Are some types of injections better than others?

It is a matter : Of doctors preference. The main ones used today are either steroid injections or dehydrated alcohol. My preference is the latter. I have found them to be highly effective with no side effects reported at least by my patient population. ...Read more

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What are morton's toes?

What are morton's toes?

When the great toe : Is shorter than the second toe.

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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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Are morton's neuroma injections a good idea?

Yes: It has to be done with sustained pressure that induces neuropraxia and may prevent surgery. Just injections not likely to do any more than give the diagnosis. ...Read more

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