Re: Morton's Neuroma

In my experience, it is not unusual for a patient who has bunions to also have a neuroma. Ehr weight distribution is shifted by the bunion deformity and theis results in pressure on the nerves causing the swelling we refer to as a neuroma.

Cortisone is a useful medication, but no one can be sure if it will help or not. I will not put more than 3 shots in one location. The side effects off too many can include atrophy (thinning of the skin).

As far as the location of the incision, I have done them either way, depending on the individual situation. Surgery is an art and each doctor approaches a procedure based on what they have learned and integrates that with what they know about their patient.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on December 24, 2004 at 22:23:27:

In Reply to: Morton's Neuroma posted by Lorry on December 21, 2004 at 12:28:13:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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