Sometimes, patients may become overly concerned when they hear the term Morton's neuroma
thinking that it means they have a tumor that has to be surgically removed.
Referral may be required for x-ray to rule out foot injuries such as a stress fracture and ultrasound examination, a good diagnostic tool to identify Morton's neuroma
Jegal, "Long-term results of neurectomy in the treatment of Morton's neuroma
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The use of ultrasound in diagnosing Morton's neuroma
and histological correlation .Ultrasound 2010;18:14-7.
Many patients undergo surgery for this condition, yet there is little evidence on the effectiveness of surgical as well as non-surgical interventions for Morton's neuroma
.19 As surgical removal of a misdiagnosed neuroma may cause an exacerbation of the symptoms and even disability,6 it is imperative to exhaust non-invasive approaches before contemplating surgery.
If you have pain between the third and fourth toes, you most likely have a Morton's neuroma
. This is swelling or scarring of the nerve.
"The older you are, the more wear and tear on the foot, so such issues as plantar fasciitis, Morton's Neuroma
and hammer toe are more common, points out Steve Head, executive vice president of sales at Implus Corp.
I have a big lump in my foot from the Morton's neuroma
. I ache when I walk.
A Morton's neuroma
is an inflamed nerve that causes pain in the sole of the foot, usually between the third and fourth toes.
At 26, somehow entering his fifth season, Longoria feels great physically after November surgery to correct a nerve condition in his left foot (Morton's neuroma
) and a changed workout regimen that has him leaner and more flexible than years past.
is a neoplasm of the interdigital nerve between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals.
Another runner's woe is Morton's neuroma
, essentially a pinched nerve between foot and toe bones.
Options for treating Morton's neuroma
include changing shoe type, using insoles or metatarsal pads, taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), giving corticosteroid or sclerosing alcohol injections, and surgically excising or transposing the offending nerve.
I go through them at the rate of about four pairs a year, because of something called Morton's Neuroma
. It's a condition that translates loosely as an enlarged nerve between the third and fourth toes that, if you step a certain way, misfires and causes you to shout "yeow!" in public places, thus attracting attention to yourself, except not in a good way, unless one is wearing ergonomically designed shoes that lessen the jolt.
But when he was diagnosed with Morton's neuroma
, he had to stop.