Re: Morton's Neuroma

This is my policy on giving steroid injections. I will do no more than 3 in any one location. The length of time does not matter. I do not arbitrarily use a year as a standard. I will not give a 2nd or 3rd shot sooner than 10-14 days. Sometimes it takes several days to work. I agree that steroid has benefits as well as potential side effects, such as atrophy of tissue. I have also done the alcohol injections to sclerose the neuroma. I have had varying success. You might be aware if your doctor does not advise you that some insurance plans will not pay for a series of these injections. The protocol is to do 5-7 on a weekly basis. If not improvement is noted after 3 then I do not continue. They are painful to most patients. While I have an ultrasound machine, I do not routinely use it for either injection.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 07, 2005 at 20:25:43:

In Reply to: Re: Morton's Neuroma posted by Lisa Brown on March 07, 2005 at 00:12:16:

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