: 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
I wish I had the magic solution for you. I do want you to know that 65% success rate seems a little low to me. In our office, neuroma surgery has been very well tolerated. Of course, as with any surgery, there are risks. The main complaint is that there is prolonged numbness after surgery.
I would suggest that you get another opinion, preferably by a board certified podiatrist in your area.
In Reply to: mortons neuroma posted by gloria murray on April 27, 2002 at 06:45:20: