Re: morton's neuroma

You pose a number of very pertinent questions. Most people think that the MRI is all knowing. Many doctors who use these will beg to differ. There are instances that the expected problem does not show up, yet is there surgically. Variables include the strength of the magnet, position the foot is in when the views are done, size of the cuts (how far apart each segment is).

While it is certainly not unheard of, I do not consider a MRI the "gold standard" of diagnosing neuromas. Generally, one can diagnose it by palpating the area or even a diagnostic ultrasound (less expensive than a MRI).

As far as having the surgery, you need to discuss this with your doctor and make your decision.

Good luck

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 29, 2006 at 20:03:40:

In Reply to: morton's neuroma posted by donna on March 29, 2006 at 10:51:45:

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