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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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?

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?

Specialist: Both orthopedic and podiatrist treat Morton neuroma ... Both specialties should have adequate experience... Make certain u choose one who has an interest in the condition and getting u better... ...Read more

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Should I go see a podiatry or ortho foot doctor for neuromas?

Both: I would seek someone who has experience in treating the condition. On your visit ask about treatment option both surgery on non-surgical related. There are many non- surgical treatment which are about 80% effective in eliminating your pain. But a proper diagnosis is paramount. Look up koby guard for surgery...This procedure works great and preserves the nerve... ...Read more

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