Mortons Neuroma

Mortons 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.

Common questions

What is treatment for Mortons Neuroma?

Mortons 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 steroid injection may be recommended, but this often leads to recurrence. If you are recommended to have surgery for this condition, a small incision is made between the affected toes and the nerve is resected.

Why would I have treatment for Mortons Neuroma?

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

What happens during treatment for Mortons Neuroma?

During surgery for Mortons 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 Benenden Hospital for between four and seven hours.

What should I expect after treatment for Mortons 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. 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.

Contact Benenden Hospital

It’s easy to make an appointment; you can ask your GP or give us a call on 01580 230661.