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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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Neuroma (Definition)

Neuroma = a tumor / mass that ...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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Can you tell me what a neuroma is?

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 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?

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

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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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