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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Overview)

Neuroma = a tumor / mass that grows from a nerve.


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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

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
388 Doctors shared insights

Neuroma (Overview)

Neuroma = a tumor / mass that grows from a nerve.


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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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What are the common symptoms of neuroma?

What are the common symptoms of neuroma?

Pain numbness: Pain and numbness when in shoes. Shooting pain into toes. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

How do doctors diagnose acoustic neuroma?

Function/Imaging: Modalities can typically be divided into two categories:

1.) imaging - ct or MRI (with contrast) can be used to visualize tumors in detail.

2.) functional tests - audiometry and brainstem auditory evoked responses assess the integrity of the vestibulocochlear cranial nerve by analyzing how the brain responses to test sounds. ...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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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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My doc says I've got acoustic neuroma. What does this mean?

My doc says I've got acoustic neuroma. What does this mean?

8th CN tumor: An acoustic neuroma is a tumor of the eighth cranial nerve, the nerve that subserves hearing and balance. These tumors are usually nonmalignant. They can be associated with other conditions (neurofibromatosis), a thorough physical examination including a black lite exam is needed. Early surgical removal is advised as facial nerve function can be preserved. See my previous answer on acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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How do u treat neuroma in the foot. It hurt bad?

Foot Neuroma: They can be treated with injections and/ or surgery. I would get evaluated by your fp who may then inject it. If no help obtained then may send you to a podiatrist for surgery. I no longer inject them but just send them to podiatry. ...Read more

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Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Replacing 500mg nabumetone w/ OTC nsaid. Treats neuroma pain as needed (a 30day supply of nab. Lasted 6mths) ibupro? Aleve (naproxen)?

Sclerosing injection: Why are you putting up with the pain when you can see a podiatrist have a series of 4-7 sclerosing injections and be done with the pain? Sclerosing injections are anhydrous alcohol injections that dehydrate, hence removeing the conductive layer on the nerve known as myelin and will stop the pain forever. ...Read more

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How is acoustic neuroma treated?

Several ways: Acoustic neuromas may be treated by observation, surgery, or radiation. The choice of treatment is based on the size of tumor, the presenting symptoms and the age of the patient. ...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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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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I have an arcustic neuroma on 1, 1 cm. Which treatment must I choose? Is it possible that the tumour will get smaller and disapear?

I have an arcustic neuroma on 1, 1 cm. Which treatment must I choose? Is it possible that the tumour will get smaller and disapear?

Surgery: For the vast majority of these, the treatment of choice is surgery. It is difficult and you would do well to go to a center that does a lot of them. The tumor will not self cure and the longer you delay, the worse it will be for everyone. ...Read more

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What is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

Neuroma: A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve. It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis). ...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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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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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 are the tests for neuroma?

What are the tests for neuroma?

See a podiatrist: Your podiatrist will get a detailed history and ask many questions about what the pain feels like. Then your podiatrist will examine your feet and do several tests including: testing for the presence of a mulder's click, palpating the area between the metatarsals, squeezing the foot, evaluating whether the toes are spreading apart, evaluating for diminished sensation of the affected toes etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a neuroma?

See a doctor: To be sure you need to have it examined. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what a neuroma is?

A neuroma: Is a mass of nerve tissue. The enlarged nerve could be entrapped or compressed because it has grown to a size larger than normal. ...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 are the common symptoms of neuroma?

Pain numbness: Pain and numbness when in shoes. Shooting pain into toes. ...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?

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?

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 is a neuroma and what or how is it treated.?

Neuroma: A "neuroma" usually means a small, benign fibrous tumor on a nerve. It causes symptoms, pain and tingling, by putting pressure on the nerve. Common sites for neuromas are in the feet between the toes (morton's neuroma) and at the site of previous trauma near a nerve. There are certain rare genetic conditions which predispose to numerous fibromas all over the body (neurofibromatosis). ...Read more

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Is it difficult to locate a neuroma with imaging?

Sometimes yes,: Especially if it is small. Even a small neuroma can cause pain. Even is it large, it is sometimes difficult to image, because neuromas can appear very similar to adjacent tissue on CT and MR. ...Read more