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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Neuroma (Overview)

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, numbness, and burning pain.


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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
375 doctors shared insights

Neuroma (Overview)

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, numbness, and burning pain.


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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 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?

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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