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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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Definition)

A neuroma is a painful condition in which there is a swelling of a nerve that is usually caused by trauma or compression. It usually develops on the ball of the foot or between the third and fourth toes, and occurs more often in women. Common symptoms include tingling, ...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?

What can be done about a morton's neuroma?

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. Dr l. ...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?

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?

Numbness: Numbness, burning, tingling or pain. A feeling like you are stepping on a ball or rolled up sock. The pain is usally on the bottom of the foot. By definition a mortons neuroma occurs in the 3rd intermetatarsal space. ...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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