If you are feeling pain between your toes and in the front part of your foot or between your toes, you could be suffering from an enlarged nerve. This can be quite uncomfortable and to find relief, you may need Morton’s Neuroma surgery.
Morton’s Neuroma is a condition that causes pain in the ball of your foot, usually between your third and fourth toe. The tissues around the nerves thicken, often causing a compressed and pinched nerve. The symptoms of Morton’s Neuroma includes:
- Numbness of the foot
- Tingling of the foot
- Pain in the ball of the foot
- Pain between the space of your toes
Do you wear tight-fitting shoes? This pressure could cause severe pain. If you need to remove your shoes right after walking or running to find relief, you might be suffering from Morton’s Neuroma.
Removal of Morton’s Neuroma
When the affected nerve is inflamed, it might need to be removed. There are many benefits to seeing a podiatrist to remove Morton’s Neuroma:
- Releases the pressures from a decompressed nerve
- Requires just a small incision below the toes
- Only requires a few stitches and a small bandage
- Easy recovery with the need of wearing a post-op shoe for 10 to 14 days
- Recovery takes only 3 weeks
- The return of pain from Morton’s Neuroma after surgery is rare
What is the Process?
Always visit a podiatrist if you think you are suffering from Morton’s Neuroma to receive a proper diagnosis. Your doctor will discuss your options and probably try a more conservative treatment to find pain relief, such as rest and ice applications. However, surgery might be necessary. There are a couple of options when it comes to Morton’s Neuroma surgery. First, your surgeon can just cut the ligament. Or, your surgeon could remove the neuroma.
The Foot and Ankle Center of ArizonaWhen you are suffering from foot and ankle pain, you want to see a foot specialist right away. At the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona, we use only the finest equipment and techniques. We provide efficient and friendly service, offering a variety of treatment options for a number of different foot and ankle issues including Morton’s Neuroma surgery.