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I have Morton's neuroma. Have had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

I have Morton's neuroma. Have had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

What is: Risky about it? Have them cut the transverse ligament.....very little risk there. You can leave the neuroma alone. ..if that doesn't work then you can remove the neuroma.... ...Read more

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I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

I have Morton's neuroma in my right footHave had cortisone shots, alcohol shots, epac and to no avail. I hear surgery is risky. Thx for your advice.

No Not risky surgery: As non operative treatment failed, your doctor advised you to under go surgery, is simple removal of that thickened (neuroma) nerve, a low risk out patient procedure. If you want you can even take a second opinion, your doctor will not object may even help you to get one. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

What are the most common side effects of cortisone shots? I am noticibly bloated, feeling dizzy and nauseated and very pink face.

You have them all.: These are side-effects of short duration. Redness of the face is due to vasodilation of blood vessels. Fluid retention is common, nausea less, but it occurs, especially if you take an nsaid. ...Read more

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Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

Are the side effects the same for cortisone shots and pills?

It depends: If the injectable cortisone is the type used to inject joints, it has little risk. If you mean im cortisone injections, it has comparable risks to the pills. ...Read more

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What side effects are commonly associated with cortisone shots?

Not much: Rarely, the steroid crystals can cause a mild inflammatory response but this is brief. Repeated injections into the same area over a short period can rarely cause damage to the tissue or joint. ...Read more

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What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

What are the negative side effects of getting Cortisone shots in your wrists (to alleviate pain)?

The following: Complications could occur but are not common site infection, swelling, pain. Repeated injections may lead atrophy and bone demineralization ...Read more

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Can someone please explain to me some things about cortisone shots like risks and benefits/side effects, etc?

See details: Local cortisone shots really have little risk. If you are diabetic, they can raise blood sugar to a modest degree. There can occasionally be some pain after injection but that is temporary. The benefits involve the injection's ability to resolve the area of inflammatory and relieve pain. ...Read more

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Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Had a cortisone injection in my foot for morton's neuroma, and my middle toes are now very swollen in between. Is this normal or a shot reaction?

Could be infection: Some swelling after a cortisone injection is normal. If there is redness, heat, tenderness and severe pain, it could indicate there is an infection. If it persists beyond 12-24 hours even after applying ice and elevating the leg, get it looked at by your doctor, or go the the ER. ...Read more

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Why did podiatrist inject cortisone into my neuroma?

Reduce inflammation: This is a common in office treatment for neuromas to reduce pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

I have a Morton's neuroma and intermetatarsal bursitis. Cortisone helped a lot but I still can't run or power walk. Should I consider surgery?

No, not after one: Injection. I find injection therapy works better than 90percent of the time. Do consider orthotics.
Cortisone is likely the standard but I use dehydrated alcohol injections more in my own practice. ...Read more

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I have limited movement, pain and a hard lump at base of thumb. Cortisone sjhot made it worse. Xray no help. Ortho says tendon. I wonder if neuroma?

I have limited movement, pain and a hard lump at base of thumb. Cortisone sjhot made it worse. Xray no help. Ortho says tendon. I wonder if neuroma?

MRI: Given your continued symptoms despite conservative treatment and non revealing X-rays, an MRI is warranted to further evaluate the soft tissue in your hand. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will my mortons neuroma heal if I exercise? Please help me docs!

Will my mortons neuroma heal if I exercise? Please help me docs!

No: Mortons neuroma is a true benign nerve tumor that has developed on a sensory nerve. In this case it is in an interdigital nerve in the foot and eventually tends to grow and when very painful needs resection to relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

What are some home remedies for mortons neuroma foot conditions?

Wider shoes: Neuromas are caused by nerve compression. If you reduce compression sometimes you can resolve the pain. Therefore try wider shoes. ...Read more

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Treatment for mortons neuroma very painful

Treatment for mortons neuroma very painful

Lots of options: Neuromas are treated with injections, pads, shoe changes, physical therapy, custom orthotics, topical creams and if all else fails, surgery. ...Read more

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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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I have foot pain/siacatia/mortons neuroma, why is this?

I have foot pain/siacatia/mortons neuroma, why is this?

Separate issues: For long term treatment plan, but the sciatic pain is most likely coming from your back, occasionally from your piriformis muscle, and this could be causing some of your foot pain. The mortons neuroma will be a separate issue, but can contribute to foot pain of course as well. Both are treatable and just need to find the right physician to give you an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What can be done about horrible pain in my right foot mortons neuroma?

What can be done about horrible pain in my right foot mortons 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. See your dr. Dr l. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Is it normal to have pain in the foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Yes: Neuromas are treated with injections, pads, shoe changes, physical therapy, custom orthotics, topical creams and if all else fails, surgery. ...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?

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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What is a mortons neuroma surgery?

Surgery on nerve: A morton's neuroma is a pinched or inflammed nerve in the 3rd intermetatarsal space. A morton;s neuroma surgery is removal of this inflammed nerve. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Is there a surgery to address mortons neuroma?

Yes: But surgery is not always necessary. Many times consevative methods and proper fitting shoes provide relief. ...Read more

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I have pain in foot from a condition called mortons neuroma?

Neuroma: Morton's neuroma is a term used for the scar tissue formed around the nerve branch between the 3rd and 4th metatarsal with boney enlargement and or pronation scar tissue is placed around the nerve usually resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Can mortons neuroma cause red painful toes when standing? Pain and redness eases when not on foot.

Pain? Yes. Red? No.: Morton's neuroma are affiliated with a "pins and needles" sensation of pain, usually between the toes but occasionally extending to the toes. (After all, the nerve fibers reach there). However, the "red" part has me confused. Does the toe blanche when cold? (Turn red, then white, then blue?) Are there "ugly veins" on the foot (AVM vasospasm)? Use HealthTap Prime to show a doc or TTYD to get a diag ...Read more

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I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

I have sore feet and right diagnosed with mortons neuroma so is a stationary bike ok to use for exercise or will it aggravate the condition?

Yes: Provided little or no pressure is over the forefoot or over the neuroma, you should have no problem. If, however, while doing the exercise, or the next day, you have pain, then you should listen to your body and modify or discontinue. Cycling, if done properly, should not aggravate a neuroma. ...Read more

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Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Yes: The cold is an indication of poor blood supply due to the swelling,
see a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more