Re: Success rate of surgery to remove nerve due to neuroma?

"You should not have an elective surgery unless you fully understand the potential risks, hazards and complications that could arise."

I completely agree, and I always have checked everything out before continuing with ANY kind of treatment I have had before. This is why I wanted to post here - to get advice and opinions from other people with similar problems.

And I have talked with my doc, and most likely will again with more questions. I just wanted to get outside opinions, as I stated.

As far as "elective" surgery goes, I would not classify it as elective. When a person is subjected to pain every day and is unable to go up and down stairs without pain in the foot, and as a result the limping causes pain in my hip and lower back -- then I don't consider this elective. I can only look at it as a possible solution to the problem. Non-surgical treatments have not helped at all.

My intention is not to sound hostile here towards you, Dr. Abrams, or towards anyone else. I am just trying to let everyone know how I feel and what has been tried and failed. I appreciate your taking time to reply to my post, and I think this forum is an asset to all web surfers looking for info and support.

Posted By joanne on April 03, 2005 at 19:24:50:

In Reply to: Re: Success rate of surgery to remove nerve due to neuroma? posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on March 30, 2005 at 21:14:31:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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