Iím a runner who normally runs 4-6 miles 5-6 times a week. Iíve been using orthotics for the past 20 years to correct a pronation problem. I replace them every 3-4 years. I just got a new pair. Iíve developed a Mortonís Neuroma it's been a problem I've had for several years and have ignored it. My doctor has been treating it with ethanol ejections every two weeks. I have a few questions.
1) My foot is swollen and black and blue for the whole two weeks between ejections. It is very difficult to tell if we are making any progress. It is too painful to run on. Is this normal for this kind of treatment?
2) Iíve had 5 treatments what is my next choice.
3) Iíve been using an elliptical machine to try to maintain my fitness level. Even doing this is painful. Should I continue?
4) Is there an expert / specialist in Mortonís Neuroma in the Boston area?
Any advice would be appreciated.