Re: Morton's Neuroma

Neurologists are diagnosticians. They do not do surgery. Podiatrists do the most and orthopedists do some foot surgery.

Your symptoms are certainly consistent with the diagnosis of a neuroma. However, a sursitis under the metatarsal may mimic this.

As far as MRI and Ultrasound being definitive. It depends on who is reading it. I generally diagnose a neuroma based on clinical findings alone. I also have a diagnostic ultrasound and can use it to confirm the diagnosis if necessary.

Before you have any treatment, you need to have your questions answered to your satisfaction.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on February 14, 2004 at 20:21:11:

In Reply to: Morton's Neuroma posted by Elyse on February 12, 2004 at 13:27:40:

Full-length viscoelastic insoles incorporating areas of softer density in the heel and metatarsal region. Raised metatarsal pad aids in desired realignment of metatarsal heads.

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