There are 2 different approaches. 1 from the top of the foot and another from the bottom. Each has its pros and cons. Doctors make the decision to do either way based on training experience, patient etc. There is no right or wrong.
Basically the neuroma is cut out. There can be numbness on either side of the 2 affected toes.
AFter stitches are removed, some patients can return to a sandal or soft loose shoe, depending on the individual, it may take a number of weeks to feel comfortable in all shoes.
There is no cookie cutter explanation as people are all different in their tolerance to pain and levels of activity differ which affect the post operative course.
A discussion with your doctor should be next to get any questions answered.
In Reply to: Mortons syndrome (Neuroma) posted by Minna on August 16, 2004 at 14:59:41: