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12/27/13 6:29 P
I suffered from my Morton's neuroma for several years and it got to the point I was developing plantar fasciitis from not wearing shoes. After seeing my regular physician and seeing that she had had the surgery on both of her feet, I had my left foot done. My surgeon even had had the surgery on his foot. It's only been a week since the surgery but I'm pretty confident from the way it's healing that I won't have residual numbness. There's a surgical procedure that they do at the time of surgery, as I understand it, that can reduce the risk of the constant numbness. My surgeon's only regret concerning his operation was that he didn't have it sooner.
I was diagnosed with this problem in my right foot about a year and a half ago. I had custom orthotics made and these dramatically improved my condition and took away the pain. About 6 months ago the pain started to come back in my foot and I went back to see my podietrist who said the problem was that my foot had strengthened through wearing the orthotic and that the arch had risen and was needing more support. She inserted extra support under the arch and i was again pain free. She told me there is an operation for this condition and it's usually successful but in some cases there can be permanent nerve pain where the nerve is severed to remove the neuroma. I like the idea of having the operation and not being dependent on orthotics but I wouldn' thave it yet because of the risk of nerve damage unless my condtion worsened and the orthotics no longer worked.
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53 4/3/13 4:18 P
I just started having this problem. I already needed prescription orthotics due to a collapsing arch, I'd just put off getting a new pair. My new pair will be full length instead of 3/4 length so they can have a built in metatarsal pad. My doctor says it will feel like walking on sand. :) I can't wait for them to come in so I can try them out! From what I have been reading, it sounds like proper arch support to take the pressure off the ball of the foot, as well as a GOOD metatarsal pad (one that doesn't move around in your shoe) is the best bet. I didn't even know surgery was an option.
I still have the neuroma but four weeks ago, at church, the Holy Spirit totally eliminated all pain from this site, even though the foot remains deformed from it. I am praising a Powerful and Healing God.
My doctor didn't even bring up surgery as an option for this! I was given a prescription for custom orthotics, but I never filled it. I wear shoes with extra-cushiony soles. I incorporate foot stretching into my daily routine. I bring back-up shoes if I have to wear heels somewhere.
A metatarsal pad is specifically what I was prescribed.
4/2/13 4:03 P
HI! Thanks for your encouragement ( I haven't been on Spark in a very long time). I've been keeping off my feet for almost a year now and they are slowly getting better. I now have special felt inserts so we'll see how that goes. Eliptical is not an option for me as it causes numbness in my toes. Biking seems to be my only option (or swimming but brrrr). Hopefully I can find a PT to get me through this as I'd really like to run!
11/29/12 11:04 A
I have one in my right foot from running. I went to a foot doc and he gave me a cortizon shot which helped a LOT and inserts for my workout shoes. I bike a LOT now and I am getting an elipitcal so that I don't do a lot of high impact cardio. That has almost eliminated it. I can't run anymore but I have found plenty alternatives. Sometimes it still gets a little sore, I just stay away from high impact activity for 4 or 5 days and it clears up. Your guys should help you try non-surgery options first! Good luck! Amaris
I am today trying Capaisin .25 (the higher dosage capaisin was too burn-y). I am hoping that it will indeed deaden the nerves around the neuroma so I can walk without my knees and back getting totally out of whack, since the neuroma has really afffected my gait. My knees were bad before but now they're worse. Exercise isn't on the table except housework. We bought a good carpet with high-end padding and it is the only surface I can walk on in stocking feet that doesn't cause me pain.
I am concerned about using this on a diabetics foot but there is no nerve damage so far and, since my BG numbers are good, I am going to risk it. With the shots or with the surgery, there will some nerve damage anyway.
Edited by: RENEEEVE at: 11/28/2012 (22:56)
10/19/12 11:29 A
Sure thing. That's why I'm trying to get some research in so I can visit my options. I'll see a foot specialist and see what he (yup, he's a guy) recommends-PT? orthodics? I'd love a non-invasive option!
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10/19/12 10:10 A
I have a neuroma in my left foot that was really bothering me until I had some custom orthotics made that take the pressure off the neuroma. I always make sure the shoes I wear to exercise in will accommodate the orthotics and as long as I do that the neuroma never bothers me. I think I'd give that a try before letting someone cut on my foot!
10/18/12 9:29 A
Ooh, thank you so much! I'll read it when I don't have a 3 year old dominating my concentration! I just tried and it was impossible :)
The cryogenic treatment sounds interesting: http://www.podiatrytoday.com/article/269 1
10/11/12 8:53 P
Hey, has anyone had any luck reversing the damage in bilateral neuromas without surgery? I can't even walk or stairclimb for exercise and am wondering if I should just bite the bullet and just go for the knife?