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Morton S Neuroma
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, I have a morton neuroma in my right foot. What sports activities are recommended to do other than swimming? Thank you!
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Separate issues: For long term treatment plan, but the sciatic pain is most likely coming from your back, occasionally from your piriformis muscle, and this could be causing some of your foot pain. The mortons neuroma will be a separate issue, but can contribute to foot pain of course as well. Both are treatable and just need to find the right physician to give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variety of treatment: Neuromas are inflammation and/or damage to the nerve. If you treat the problem early, you have a better chance for success. Cortisone injections, nsaids, good shoes and supports can sometimes help. If your symptoms have been present for greater than 6 months, then conservative care is not as successful. Usually, surgical removal is the definitive treatment for chronic problems. See your dr. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can mortons neuroma cause red painful toes when standing? Pain and redness eases when not on foot.
Pain? Yes. Red? No.: Morton's neuroma are affiliated with a "pins and needles" sensation of pain, usually between the toes but occasionally extending to the toes. (After all, the nerve fibers reach there). However, the "red" part has me confused. Does the toe blanche when cold? (Turn red, then white, then blue?) Are there "ugly veins" on the foot (AVM vasospasm)? Use HealthTap Prime to show a doc or TTYD to get a diag ...Read more
I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?
Yes: Provided little or no pressure is over the forefoot or over the neuroma, you should have no problem. If, however, while doing the exercise, or the next day, you have pain, then you should listen to your body and modify or discontinue. Cycling, if done properly, should not aggravate a neuroma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Help! foot issues.1st was cramping, then circltion probs, dev hmrtoe, now severe burning on soles esp in h2o, stiff when immobile.Mortons neuroma poss?
I have a constant pain in my foot that seems to be mortons neuroma. What do you recomend me to do? What kind of doctor should I visit?
When I use my hand to flex my 4th toe, I hear a snap sound. Does this sound like Morton's Neuroma? I have tingling in foot as well.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer