Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma is a condition that affects one of the digital nerves that run between the bones of the foot where thickening and swelling develop off and around the nerve.

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What is treatment for Morton's Neuroma?

Morton's Neuroma is a condition that affects one of the digital nerves that run between the bones of the foot where thickening and swelling develop off and around the nerve.

Non-surgical intervention include footwear adjustments like avoiding high heeled and narrow shoes or wearing gel pads in the shoe. Having a steroid injection may be recommended, but this often leads to recurrence.

Why would I have treatment for Morton's Neuroma?

If you are suffering from the condition and alternative, non-surgical recommendations have been unsuccessful.

What happens during treatment for Morton's Neuroma?

During surgery for Morton's Neuroma, a small incision is made between the affected toes and the nerve is resected. This is a day case procedure and you will be at the hospital for between four and seven hours.

What should I expect after treatment for Morton's Neuroma?

On returning from theatre your foot will be elevated to reduce swelling and pain. After surgery your foot will be bandaged and full weight bearing is allowed directly after the operation and no crutches are needed. Most people can drive within a week.

You should remove the bandage three days after your operation. The skin incision will have been stitched so the incision should be protected by a waterproof plaster when having a shower.

The practice nurse at your surgery will remove the stitches two weeks after the operation.

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