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A Mortons’ Neuroma is a very common condition affecting the nerves of the ball of the foot. The nerves in this area (between the toes) become painful and inflamed.
Surgery for neuroma most often involves removing the affected nerve in the ball of the foot. An incision is made on the top of the foot and the nerve is carefully removed. The surgeon must remove the nerve far enough back so that the nerve doesn’t continue to become impinged at the ball of the foot.
What is a Neuroma?
A neuroma is a thickening of nerve tissue that can happy in different areas of the body, but the most common is in the foot, known as a Morton's neuroma. This usually occurs between the third and fourth toes. It is also referred to as an intermetatarsal neuroma. “Intermetatarsal” describes its location in the ball of the foot between the metatarsal bones.
What Causes Neuroma?
Most common culprits are tight shoes or high-heels, however anything that causes compression or irritation of the nerve can lead to the development of a neuroma. People with certain foot deformities – bunions, hammertoes, flatfeet, or more flexible feet – are at higher risk for developing a neuroma.
What are Symptoms of a Neuroma?
- Tingling, burning, or numbness
- Persistent pain
- A feeling that something is inside the ball of the foot
How do I Know that I Need Neuroma Surgery?
Surgery may be considered in patients who have not seen much improvement after non-surgical treatments have been administered.
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