Reasons for Procedure
- Recurrence of pain
- Numbness in the nearby toes
- Poor wound healing
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
- Medical history
- Physical exam
- MRI scan of the foot
Description of Procedure
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How Long Will It Take?
How Much Will It Hurt?
- Caring for the surgical wound
- Using compression or ice
- Keeping your foot elevated
- Exercises to maintain flexibility and strength
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Redness, swelling, increasing pain, excessive bleeding, or discharge from the incision site
- Pain that you cannot control with the medications you were given
- Recurrence of the symptoms in your foot, or new, unexplained symptoms
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons http://www.acfas.org
American Podiatric Medical Association http://www.apma.org
College of Podiatric Physicians of Alberta http://www.albertapodiatry.com
Canadian Podiatric Medical Association http://www.podiatrycanada.org
Morton neuroma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated April 16, 2014. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Mortons neuroma. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' OrthoInfo website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00158. Updated September 2012. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Thomson CE, Gibson JN, Martin D. Interventions for the treatment of Mortons neuroma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2004;CD003118.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 05/29/2014 -