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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

Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
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Morton Neuroma (Definition)

A painful condition that affects the ball of your foot, most commonly the area between your ...Read more


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Hello, I have a morton neuroma in my right foot. What sports activities are recommended to do other than swimming? Thank you!

Hello, I have a morton neuroma in my right foot. What sports activities are recommended to do other than swimming? Thank you!

Morton's Neuroma: Unless you push of from the swimming pool's wall with your feet when doing laps, swimming should not affect your neuroma. Do avoid high impact exercises or sports. Visit a podiatrist for further information. ...Read more

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Morton's neuroma, should I get surgery?

Morton's neuroma, should I get surgery?

Neuroma surgery: Surgery would be indicated if you are still having pain and disability after all conservative therapy has failed.

Before you contemplate an open surgical procedure, I advocate a procedure called radiofrequency ablation.

I find that it is very successful. ...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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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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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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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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What are risks and benefits of morton's neuroma surgery?

Try nonsurg care 1st: The main benefit is successful resolution of the painful problem. The risks include a "stump neuroma, " that can be more difficult to treat than the original neuroma. The toes next to the neuroma may drift or even become hammertoes from inadvertent damage to small tendons or muscles that hold the toes stable. Infection, pain, swelling, and scar are always risks of any surgery. ...Read more

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I have Morton's neuroma. Have had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

What is: Risky about it? Have them cut the transverse ligament.....very little risk there. You can leave the neuroma alone. ..if that doesn't work then you can remove the neuroma.... ...Read more

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I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

No Not risky surgery: As non operative treatment failed, your doctor advised you to under go surgery, is simple removal of that thickened (neuroma) nerve, a low risk out patient procedure. If you want you can even take a second opinion, your doctor will not object may even help you to get one. ...Read more

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I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

No, not after one: Injection. I find injection therapy works better than 90percent of the time. Do consider orthotics.
Cortisone is likely the standard but I use dehydrated alcohol injections more in my own practice. ...Read more

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Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol: These injections are very effective as dr kass stated. I have used them and they are an excellent alternative to traditional open surgery. This allows patients to not miss work, no bandaging, less pain, etc. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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Will I need surgery on my foot neuroma if pain?

Will I need surgery on my foot neuroma if pain?

Sometimes.: Conservative treatmetns are used first, such as cortisone injections or sclerosing alcohol injections. Wear shoes with a stiff sole and soft uppers that are also wide enough for your foot. When teh conservative measures fail, surgery is usually successful. ...Read more

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What should I do for my acoustic neuroma post surgery?

What should I do for my acoustic neuroma post surgery?

Talk to your doctor: Talk to the surgeon that removed your tumor. He or she will be most familiar with you and the pathology of your case. ...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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Acoustic neuroma surgery - any lingering auditory effects?

Yes: Depending on size of the tumour, presurgery hearing levels, including several parameters--the decision to do hearing preservation surgery--the skill of the surgeon -success rate between 40-80% has been studied. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - are there any common after effects?

Always: The size of the tumor dictates the chances of some problems from surgery. Most people that have surgery, are able to resume all their normal activities after a recovery period. Almost all patients will experience some vertigo following surgery that resolves over about 4-8 weeks. With larger rumors your chance of having temporary or permanent facial weakness increases. ...Read more

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Suffer nerve damage from neuroma surgery. Affects ability to work so what can I do?

Suffer nerve damage from neuroma surgery. Affects ability to work so what can I do?

What? Where?: By neuroma you say swelling in a nerve? Which? Arm, foot like morton neuroma--brain like acoustic neuroma---
if it cause symptoms like pain, numbness --you were expecting some nerbe damage after surgery--if pain is new it could be stump neuroma
of course disability depend on what type of work, standing, sitting, mental activity, work on computer--i still cannot see how all type of work cannot be done. ...Read more

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I have a neuroma in my foot. Had surgery but it grew back. Is the only solution more surgery?

I have a neuroma in my foot. Had surgery but it grew back. Is the only solution more surgery?

Stump Neuroma?: A stump neuroma can occur after neuroma surgery. This is caused when then end of the nerve that is left after surgery scars. This puts pressure on the nerve endings and can lead to similar symptoms as before surgery. Cortisone injections can be helpful if done early. If this has become chronic, then additional surgery is usually necessary. Discuss with your foot surgeon. Dr l. ...Read more

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My doctor says I might have neuroma in my prescription foot. Should I have surgery?

My doctor says I might have neuroma in my prescription foot. Should I have surgery?

Depends: Have you tried and exhausted conservative treatment like physical therapy, orthotics, cortisone injections, shoe modification, sclerosing injections. If you have and you still have pain and feel a nodularity in the nerve than yes you may need surgery. My patients usually have 6 months of conservative therapy before I consider surgery. ...Read more

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2 yrs and still have nerve pain after neuroma surgery on foot. Would eo, s like frankinsence, myrrh, eucalyptus, peppermint, roman chamomile help?

2 yrs and still have nerve pain after neuroma surgery on foot. Would eo, s like frankinsence, myrrh, eucalyptus, peppermint, roman chamomile help?

Neuroma: I would seek the care of your original surgeon. Additional treatments such as neurolysis or ablation are also possible as stump neuroma is possible or recurrance.. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just got a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Is surgery a better option verses radiation when the tumour is 4 mm?

I just got a diagnosis of acoustic neuroma. Is surgery a better option verses radiation when the tumour is 4 mm?

Depends: At that size another option is to simply observe the tumor. When considering any intervention it's important to understand the overall experience of the center you are being treated at. A 4mm lesion is quite small and could be observed in some cases. ...Read more

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I would like to know if anyone has ever had surgery for toe neuroma and been able to wear really high pointed toe shoes again?

Neuromas and shoes: Neuromas are usually benign nerve tumors of the feet frequently from wearing tight shoes or trauma. If conservative treatment fails, a surgical one can be recommended with a caveat don't wear tight shoes again because another neuroma may occur next to the one that was removed. Take caution in choosing the height of your heels; heels should not be more than 3 inches tall due to your spine. ...Read more

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Acoustic neuroma surgery - does ENT or a neurosurgeon do the surgery?

Acoustic neuroma surgery - does ENT or a neurosurgeon do the surgery?

Both: The national institute of health has recommended that acoustic neuroma patients be treated by a team of physicians including ENT and neurosurgery, because patient outcomes were better than when just one specialty was involved. Frequently both physicians will be involved with the surgery, depending on the chosen surgical approach. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for an acoustic neuroma besides brain surgery?

Acoustic neuroma: Yes. Stereotactic radiosurgery is a treatment to stop the growth of acoustic neuromas. Radiosurgery is a focused beam of radiation using computer navigation to target the tumor and stop the growth. Based on the size and symptoms, small tumors with preserved hearing may be observed instead of treatment. Discuss with a team of surgeons who specialize in the treatment of acoustic neuromas. ...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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Do I need to have surgery on my foot for neuromas from tight shoes after pregnancy?

Do I need to have surgery on my foot for neuromas from tight shoes after pregnancy?

Not necessarily: You need to give time to see if your foot swelling goes away naturally. If pain still persists than there are several treatments such as injections of cortisone, or wearing orthotics that may help, rather than surgery. ...Read more

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ER doc said swollen foot, foot/toe pain is plantar fascia, ortho surgeon says likely morton's nueroma, ordered MRI. Worried about misdiagnosis/surgery?

ER doc said swollen foot, foot/toe pain is plantar fascia, ortho surgeon says likely morton's nueroma, ordered MRI. Worried about misdiagnosis/surgery?

Here are some. ..: What you worried about is genuine and you're not alone because all the medical care is based on "indirect" evidence resulting from professional continual collection & analysis of available experience so the treating Doc makes a best possible judgment to proceed with care. At times, surgical exploration may be the "only" way to verify what is going on and causing your pain. This is reality of life! ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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