Tag: mortons neuroma

If you have a foot neuroma, consider this non surgical option first

If you have a foot neuroma, consider this non-surgical option first. Recently, an emergency patient visited us for neck and back pain that resulted indirectly from foot neuroma surgery. She had visited a podiatrist who had said the MRI confirmed a neuroma on the bottom of the feet and suggested surgical correction.  She was initially able to get back to exercising until a few months later, the neuroma and its pain returned.  A neurologist at a well-known hospital said the procedure was done improperly and had to be redone.   After two months of recovery and then an infected scar, she Read More »

Sensible non-surgical solutions for a painful foot neuroma.

Sensible non-surgical solutions for a painful foot neuroma. She said that her right foot pain began almost two years ago after wearing a flat sandal and the pain worsened over time.  She visited a podiatrist who sent her for therapy on her foot.   After a number of weeks of therapy, it was suggested that she had a painful foot neuroma which was responsible for the pain on the top of her 4th toe. She had the surgery and then went for a couple of months of therapy which helped reduce the pain but did not resolve it. A friend had Read More »

Neuroma of the feet; the NY Times weighs in on a frustratingly common problem.

Neuroma of the feet; the NY Times weighs in on a frustratingly common problem. What is a neuroma of the feet?  A Morton’s neuroma is the most common type typically thought to be due to a short first toe, and how it forces weight to bear on to the second and third toes causing impingement and pain from the nerves affecting the toe. A detailed description from Wikipedia can be found by clicking on this link. While it is true that massaging the front of the bottom of the foot between the toes can help relieve the pain and discomfort, Read More »