6 Weeks after Morton's Neuroma Surgery

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So I am 6 weeks out from my Morton's Neuroma Surgery and my incision is finally mostly closed. I have been non weight bearing for the 6 weeks and am ready to start walking again. I am wondering if having swelling under the toes on the ball of the foot is normal? The pad is pretty big almost making it where my toes don't touch the ground and gets sore when I massage it. Just wondering when I start walking will that swelling go down?

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    Also it seems the selling wraps around the side of my foot on the pinky toe side. Just seems odd.
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    I had the same problem after I broke my foot . I had a huge lump under my toes and ball foot , it was very painful 😣 My toes were huge , unable to touch the floor . 

    Is called metatarsalgia I’m not sure what cause that . I soaked my foot with hot water & epsom salt 15min / ice 15 min 

    Elevated my foot and try to move my toes ( I thought I will never move or wiggle my toes again , they were huge and paralyzed) I massage my foot gently 

    Specially under my toes . 

    Use a compression sock for swallow 

    But the only thing helped with this problem was physical therapy.

    The day I was able to move my toes 

    The ball or lump went away  and my toes look normal  , it took time but my physical therapist helped me a lot with exercises 

    Good luck 

    I hope u recover soon 

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    I had a similar thing when I started walking again after I broke my foot. I think it was because of stiffness and inflammation in the joints that eventually went away after a few weeks of sadly limping about. Wishing you a speedy recovery!
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    Are you experiencing numbness in your toes following removal of the morton's neuroma nerve?  My doctor said that will happen....I am just wondering if it is problematic or if you even notice that numbness very much.  I am considering having that nerve removed while I am having bunion surgery.   Thanks for any help.

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      You will experience numbness in the toes but you can also experience some weird sensations in the ball of your foot where the end of the cut nerve is. If I massage that area I can feel the nerve end zing on me if that makes sense. When I walk now the ball of my foot is kinda sore, the orthotics help but I can still feel it. I am wondering if that will ever go away, I sure hope so.
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