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How to treat Morton’s neuroma ?

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What are risks and benefits of morton's neuroma surgery?

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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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Will my mortons neuroma heal if i exercise? Please help me docs!

No: Mortons neuroma is a true benign nerve tumor that has developed on a sensory nerve. In this case it is in an interdigital nerve in the foot and eventually tends to grow and when very painful needs resection to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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In what way can I differentiate between morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia in general?

Location: Neuromas are generally inbetween the metatarsal heads where metatarsalgia is pain to the met heads. Also, a neuroma is a structure that can be visualized on ultrasound or MRI whereas metatarsalgia is a general description of pain to the metatarsal head region. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for morton's neuroma?

Neuroma: 1. You should have arch supports and foot pads fit inside your shoe and help reduce pressure on the nerve. These can be purchased over the counter, or your doctor may prescribe a custom-made, individually designed shoe insert — molded to fit the exact contours of your foot. 2.Injections. Some people are helped by the injection of steroids into the painful area. ...Read more

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Treatment for mortons neuroma very painful

Treatment for mortons neuroma very painful

Lots of options: 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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Are there any new treatments for morton's neuroma?

Yes: There is surgery to just release the ligament to take pressure off the nerve. There is cryo neuro ablation. ...Read more

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Are injections for a mortons neuroma a cure or a treatment of the symptom?

Both: Cortisone injections for neuromas are a treatment option we try to shrink down the nerve. However if aggravating factors continue such as tight shoes the problem can reoccur. ...Read more

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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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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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I have foot pain/siacatia/mortons neuroma, why is this?

I have foot pain/siacatia/mortons neuroma, why is this?

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 more

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I have pain in foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Neuroma: Morton's neuroma is a term used for the scar tissue formed around the nerve branch between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal with boney enlargement and or pronation scar tissue is placed around the nerve usually resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Can gabapentin be used to treat a morton's neuroma?

Neuroma: The symptoms of a neuroma are similar to neuropathy, and Gabapentin is used off-label for neuropathic pain the foot. Although it can be used, it doesn't address the cause of the neuroma (biomechanics, foot structure, etc). ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

Wider shoes: Neuromas are caused by nerve compression. If you reduce compression sometimes you can resolve the pain. Therefore try wider shoes. ...Read more

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