Re: mortons neuroma


I suffered from Morton's Neuroma in both feet for quite a while. The pain was, at times, excruciating; shooting pains which made my toes feel as though they were going to explode. My podiatrist tried cortisone injections. They provided temporary relief, but ultimately failed to resolve the situation. Finally, I had no option but to have surgery. The surgery went well, and after a minor recuperative period (2 weeks per foot) things were back to normal. I've had absolutely no problem with either foot since the surgical procedures. Had I known this, I would have spared myself the pain, and had the surgery a year ago.

Paul Bretschneider
: i h ave been diagnosied with mortons neuroma. have them in both feet, but one is more severe. when this first occurred i was given cortisone injection but no relief, also tried orthotics they hurt more. i began wearing sneakers. my neuroma according to the mri is quite large- 6 centemeters. for a while it was ok then the pain began again and i am afraid to try the injection since it didn't help and hurt more. i am too fearful of surgery so i am at my wits end. i also read about the surgery being only 65 % successful and the rest have moer problems then before. can you please advise me, and if orthopediac doctors are the right ones for this condition, or a regular podattrist? thank yuou. gloria murray

Posted By Paul Bretschneider on July 18, 2002 at 11:07:36:

In Reply to: mortons neuroma posted by gloria murray on April 27, 2002 at 06:45:20:

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