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Why did podiatrist inject cortisone into my neuroma?

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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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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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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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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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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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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I had cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot for Morton's Neuroma, but pain has returned. What is next?

Morton: here is some reading material for you that i usually give to my patients: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/basics/treatment/con-20026482 ...Read more

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