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For all those suffering with Morton’s neuroma - my struggles

I keep reading everyone problems with Morton's neuroma so I thought I would relate my storey, in the hope that it may help others. I live in teh states but I'm sure you can find the same treatments closer to you.

When I went on a ski trip with my family about eight years ago, I ended up in the ski shop because my foot hurt too much to ski. I thought that my boot was too tight and that was causing the burning pain and tingling in my foot. Luckily, my wife is a Pain Medicine physician and she diagnosed a Morton’s neuroma. For every subsequent ski trip, she gave me a steroid injection into my Morton’s neuroma several days before the trip, which helped.

Eventually, I decided that I wanted a more long lasting and permanent solution. Initially, I had the neuroma frozen (cryoablation), which improved my pain substantially but the Morton’s neuroma still remained. Finally, I just wanted to be rid of it, so I had a sclerosing agent injected into the neuroma under ultrasound guidance. After a few weeks, this procedure was repeated and since that time I have had no further foot pain. I now get to ski with my family without any pain.

I am a doctor (and avid athlete) and spent many years researching treatment options for my Morton's Neuroma before finally being cured. As a result of the many years of frustration that I suffered with Morton's and the general difficulty in receiving adequate treatment, I urged and prompted my wife to open the Center for Morton's Neuroma.

I hope that people like me who suffered from Morton’s neuroma can find the correct treatment for them.

-Mark

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  • DLH DLH mark74840

    Thank you for this information. However in UK we tend to get the basic treatment under the NHS unless we have a medical insurance  taken out before we get any problems with our health, or insurance through our work, or we are very well off and can afford provate treatment. The rest of the time we have to accept what owly treatments we ar given and hope we have a good GP like mine who care enough to get you on the list for a decent consultant.

  • carol87156 carol87156 mark74840

    Hello Mark

    I have been suffering with Moretons Neuroma's for approx 5 years and I am

    pleased to know that you have been cured. You are one of a few people that

    have found a cure, so I feel pleased for you.

    Could you tell me the name of the sclerosing agent that was used for your

    treatment please?

    I am a Registered Nurse myself in the UK and have had surgery twice now, the first4yrs ago and the other 6 mths ago.

    My surgeon told me my last neuroma measured 1 1/2 inches in length & 1 inch

    width, so obviously it was large.

    Unfortunately, I'm still having problems and have been told I probably have anotherneuroma between my 2nd & 3rd digits. (The other was between the 3rd/4th digits). My first neuroma was under the arch of the foot.

    I feel I am living a nightmare as the pain, burning etc is constant. I have had

    cortisone injections previously & acupuncture so I feel I'm at my wits end. I am

    willing to try anything that may assist me with a cure but I must admit I don't feel

    I will find a cure unfortunately.

    I am due to see my surgeon on 15th December and would like to know what

    injection you were given in order to be able to discuss it with him.

    Thanks for taking the time to read about my problem.

    Regards

    Carol

    • mark74840 mark74840 carol87156

      I had an ultrasound guided sclerosing injection - the sclerosing agent used was alcohol. The key is the ultrasound guidance. You should also look into ultrasound guided cyroablation and ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. Look up the Center for Morton's Neuroma. 

      Good luck, Mark.

  • carol87156 carol87156 mark74840

    Hello Mark

    Thank you for your prompt reply.

    I will try to arrange an appointment in a local clinic to see if it is thought that I may benefit from any of the treatments you have mentioned.

    Its a shame really that most of the patients who have commented about their

    experiences of having suffered with Moretons Neuroma and treatments they've

    received, have all been in America, so finding a clinic which is recommended is

    quite difficult to find.

    Thanks once again.

    Regards

    Carol

  • janet44839 janet44839 mark74840

    Hi Mark

    It was interesting reading your story about the Morton's.  I feel mine is getting worse now and I am concerned that sooner or later I won't be able to do the hill walking that I love.  My podiatrist seems to want to only control mine with insoles which  don't last long.  I've not even had a scan to see how big the Neuroma is.  Well, this is the UK NHS!  If I had money I wouldn't hesitate in going private and sorting this thing out once and for all.  Life's too short to suffer unnecessarily especially if one enjoys outdoor pursuits.  I will look up what you have mentioned and speak to my podiatrist when I go back in four weeks.  It's brillinat that you have found a way around yours, best of luck.

  • christine679309 christine679309 mark74840

    Thanks for this Mark. I have suffered with MN for many years and it took a long while to get diagnosed. I am coping with exercises and specially made insoles after seeing a podiatrist. However I have always been confused as to why I have got it. I have always worn comfortable shoes and never worn high heels in my life. I wondered if ski boots had set it off and you are the first person to mention this as a cause.

  • Dorcas68 Dorcas68 mark74840

    I am in the UK and have had a morton's neuroma for about 10 years though it was only diagnosed a couple of years ago. I was a professional ballet dancer and this happened after i retired so i wondered if years of being squashed into pointe shoes and then suddenly not wearing them anymore had caused it, but I actually think it was more likely caused my musculosketal isssues.

    I had 2 steroid injections neither of which worked and I wish I hadn't had them as I don't think the steroids had a good affect on me.

    I don't want surgery (it will be a lst resort if nothing else works and I can't walk!) but the specialist I was referred to said they were trialing the use of radiofrequency ablation so i could be put down for that if i wanted.

    I since discovered it has been in use in America for some time (probably privately) but has taken more tha 5 years to be tried here!

    I am having the radio frequency ablation procedure on friday so fingers crossed it will work!

    • teresas teresas Dorcas68

      Hi Dorcas, sorry that you are going through so much pain. I too have a  mortons neuroma for probably twenty years. I did have steroid injections which used to last for about 3 months. I never had surgery, however what has worked for me very well for past 7 years ( I was totally incapacitated) I had laser treatment and I only wear Fitflop shoes and sandals and life is good. I walk miles every day. I feel that the radiofrequency might be similar so worth a try. I would urge you to try the fitflops, a bit pricey but the last. Good Luck Teresa

    • Dorcas68 Dorcas68 teresas

      I haven't tried fitflops but I wear either crocs or sandals in the house & I found my North Face walking boots are very good. I tried to wear wellies once in the winter when walking the dog & could hardly get home I was in so much pain!

      I've not read about laser treatment, have you had to keep having it?

      I'll try & remember to post again about the ablation once it is done.

    • Trina55 Trina55 Dorcas68

      Hi Dorcas,

      following my second MN surgery (and accompanying painful stumps) I found the Neuroma Center website in the US which is where I discovered radiofrequency ablation and decided to Google this for the UK. That is how I found your blog.  

      I can see that this was 5 months ago but I am very interested indeed in how this worked out for you?  Please can you let me know if it helped and whereabouts in the country are you situated that had this trial?

      Many thanks,

      Trina

    • krista 73 krista 73 Trina55

      Hi Trina! I wanted to let you know that a friend of mine, her husband got the radio frequency ablation and for him it worked. He had it done about 6 or 7 times and has been pain free for over a year. I just made an appointment for my daughter who is 15 and has 2 neuromas from doing ballet to get this done. She did the alcohol schlerosing injections which did relieve most of her pain, but it is backsad I will let you know if it helps. Take care!

    • laurie347 laurie347 krista 73

      Hi, I had radio frequency done on a couple neuromas 5½ years ago when I lived in Rome.  The doctor explained that there are 2 ways to do the radio frequency – one is to stimulate the nerve so that it eventually heals itself, and the other is to kill the nerve.  He initially did the nerve stimulation, but that just made it worse.  Then he redid it, this time killing the nerves, which worked.  I have another neuroma, which he stimulated just before I moved back to Canada.  It didn’t work and has been bothering me since (often a sudden sharp pain in the toe, depending on how I put my foot down), but unfortunately I haven’t found anyone in Ottawa who does radio frequency.  

      I hope radio frequency helps your daughter.

    • Trina55 Trina55 krista 73

      Thanks for sharing this information Krista. As time has gone on the pain, though not perfect, has definitely improved. As the neuromas have a habit of returning I might well see if the radiotherapy works be there a next time. When it appeared to be worse I went to see a cryotherapist (one of only two experts in the country) who said he could not treat me following my surgery as it would now do more harm than good so with limited options thank goodness it's improved! Good luck with your daughter's treatment and do let us all know how she gets on with it. These alternatives are less invasive and brutal than a full neurectomy so I would have sought consultation there had I known about them earlier.

    • rivka54321 rivka54321 laurie347

      Hi Laurie. Thanks for the very useful Information. I'm considering the radiofrequency ablation procedure. Could you please tell me where in Rome you had this done? The doctor, cost, etc... I live in Israel, and... Rome is closer than The States... Thanks... Rivkasmile

  • concert500 concert500 mark74840

    So I've read your post and I believe I have more severe cases which I believe was brought on in my hour long cross training boxing class. January 2015 I completed my 220th class ....three hours /class per week for two years when I first felt the neuroma. After three months of injections and treatment I opted for the removal surgery. By the time I could put weight on my foot it had grown back plus several new ones. Again with months of painful injections including alcohol I repeated the surgery but this time they gutted my foot. Well, they returned again. Since then we've tried two procedures where they attempt to kill them with high heat (225C) and they return. I continue to get injections every ten days but I have one neuroma that is over an inch in diameter. It feels like it's taking over my foot. I'm lost on the next move forward. I've considered a foot transplant....if only it were an option.Do you have any advise? My life feels as if it's on hold. It's been almost two years since my last exercise boxing class. Thank you.

    • mark74840 mark74840 concert500

      Wow. That's a tough one.

      I would look for experienced clinican  who has had considerable success in treating Morton's neruoma (or a center that specializes in Morton's neuroma) and having an ultrasound guided cryoablation or ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation or ultrasound guided neurolytic injection. 

      You may also benefit from Platelet Rich Plasma injections and since your case sounds really bad you should look into Stem Cell Treatment.

       

      What ever you end up doing it will be a long road since you've had so much done and it sounds like you have a lot of Morton's neuromas. Good luck. 

  • krista 73 krista 73 mark74840

    Thank you for sharing your story.

    My daughter is 15 and was diagnosed with a Mortons Neuroma a little over a year ago. She is a ballet dancer and dances about 25 hours per week, 12-15 of those hours is en pointe. She had 7 schlerosing injections which seemed to cure her neuroma, but after about 6 months it was back. The podiatrist did not use ultrasound. Now that it is back he wants to do surgery and said there is a 30% chance he will cut the ligament while removing the neuroma. For an aspiring ballerina this is not an option. He even said he wasn't totally sure that it was a neuroma, but he would go in and look around! We decided not to do the surgery and continue searching for treatment.

    Do you think going to a doctor who will do the injections guided by ultrasound would be an option that might give her relief? We are also looking into radio frequency ablation treatment. To say we are feeling desperate is an understatement. If she wasn't truly gifted and in love with ballet she would quit, but she believes it is something she was born to do.

    We have HMO insurance, so most of the treatment options we are seeking must now be paid for by us and we are a single income family. She recently had a diagnostic ultrasound to the tune of $360 to ensure the diagnosis was correct. What he found was that she has a neuroma in her other foot as well, it just hasn't progressed to the same degree as the other one yet.

    Any advice or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. I unfortunately do not have the money to pay for cryogenic.

    Thank you and God bless!

    • teresas teresas krista 73

      Krista, I had Mortons Neuroma for a number of years and  I did have cortisone injections every 3 months which worked for the 3 months. Finally, I got a referral to a Doctor who did laser therapy, truly it has changed my life. i had 2 sessions via ultrasound about 6 years ago and I have no issue since. I am a nurse and need to be on my feet daily and I have such relief. Success rates for Nuroma Surgery are not great and I certainly would not be recommending it for my child. I believe that I developed the neuroma because I ran quite a bit, perhaps ballet might be causing your daughter's. Best of luck with whatever you choose to do. Teresa

    • krista 73 krista 73 teresas

      Thank you for your response Teresa! Yes, they believe ballet is what has caused the neuromas. Where did you get the laser therapy done at? Is it painful? Was it done by a podiatrist? Sorry for all the questions. I have spent hours upon hours researching treatments and don't recall seeing laser therapy. Doesn't mean I didn't come across it, just don't remember with all the information that I have read. Thank you again!!

    • teresas teresas krista 73

      Krista, laser is not at all painful, you get a local anaesthetic and then the neuroma is lasered only takes a few minutes. My guy  is a consultant surgeon who runs a laser centre in Dublin. I am sure there are similar where you are. This is a link to my guy http://www.lasercentre.ie/staff.htm .Teresa 

    • mark74840 mark74840 teresas

      Krista,

      We don't think that laser really works. Aside from a few anecdotes, I haven't seem a study that shows that laser has any effect.

      The best thing is going to an experienced clinican  who has had considerable success in treating Morton's neruoma (or a center that specializes in Morton's neuroma) and having an ultrasound guided cryoablation or ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation or ultrasound guided neurolytic injection. 

  • concert500 concert500 mark74840

    I have had two surgeries and two sessions with high heat. I get alcohol and lidocaine injections every ten days only in my right fo I think brought on by boxing. I have a few neuroma's. One is bigger than a Famous Amos cookie. I Take lyrica, meloxocam [sp].....Two years I've been debilitated. Now I'm getting planters fasciitis in my other heel....cry cry.

    Where do I find a Laser Doctor?

    • laurie347 laurie347 concert500

      Another option is shock wave therapy.  I had this done years ago, and although it was the most painful thing I had ever experienced, it took away the burning sensation under my feet where the toes connect.  In the end it was worth it.

      I will be starting laser therapy for the first time this afternoon.  Fingers crossed.

    • mark74840 mark74840 concert500

      We don't think that laser really works. The best thing is going to an experienced clinican  who has had considerable success in treating Morton's neruoma (or a center that specializes in Morton's neuroma) and having an ultrasound guided cryoablation or ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation or ultrasound guided neurolytic injection.

    • teresas teresas mark74840

      Mark, laser worked for me, I am almost eight years on and after two session back then, I am pain free. Previous to that I had steroid injections every 3 months for four years. I was very incapacitated until I found a guy who did laser via ultrasound. Bytheway, he was very positive about the efficacy of Laser for MN. I just feel I am so lucky, I can walk for miles now no effect, however, i can only wear high heels for a short time. Anecdotal or not, if it works go for it. 

    • Anniewhereugo Anniewhereugo concert500

      I feel for you.  I had one nueroma removed in October 16 and yes Hallolujah it worked.  Now the left foot is screaming and I pray I have the same success in that removal.  I also have arthritis in my jaw and had the left joint removed with a disc replacement and the right side is going bad.  If it isn't one thing it is another.  Grrrr.

  • shelley 18579 shelley 18579 mark74840

    Hi Mark, thank you for posting this. I'm also in UK and am ashamed to say I considered taking an overdose earlier tonight. The pain I am in is unimaginable and has got worse since having steroid injections. Before I could run and ride and was an active mother in some degree of pain. Now I have to lie in bed all day and ventured out today for a walk to cheer myself up and then was screaming in agony all night. Pain worn off a little now but I can't live like this and I have the highest of pain thresholds. My last resort is cyrotherapy and I wondered if you can say how long it worked for? You say it worked but then say it didn't last. I've not hear of lazer treatment but will also ask about this. Dr's in the U.K. Just don't know what to do about it and say no pain killers help nerve damage. Does any or your US pain killers help? Perkaset or tramadol? (Sorry can't spell them). Searching for a miracle or I will be lost as just can't cope any longer.

    • Dorcas68 Dorcas68 shelley 18579

      Hi Shelley, please don't despair. I don't think painkillers will help much, even mega strong ones. I had radio frequency ablation done earlier this year, it was part of trial in Birmingham where it has not been uses before. I was the first person in the hospital to be treated & had several people come to observe. It was done with ultrasound guidance & felt quite weird. The specialist rang me after a few weeks to ask how it was and fill in a questionnaire, but it hadn't improved much. However after about 6 weeks I started to notice an improvement and it is now considerably better. Ask your GP to refer you to a specialist who can perform radio frequency ablation before trying the cryotherapy.

      Good luck!

    • shelley 18579 shelley 18579 Dorcas68

      Thank you for taking the time to reply. I went to see a top man tonight but he had no answers. In fact he was very confused by my symptoms but he did say that nothing other than injections or surgery works and that he has a 80% success for surgery. He said not to have it done yet and also not to have a second injection at this stage. He thinks the last injection aggravated the nerves and that this might yet settle. The pain is more nerve pain rather than the neuroma under my foot. So that makes sense ..kind of. I am also wondering if hot water aggravates the nerves which would be why I am

      In so much pain in the evening as I always have a hot bath when I get home. I can't find any science about that but I can see now that you wouldn't drink hot tea if you had an exposed tooth nerve playing up. Or cold. Am

      Going to start keeping a diary as every day is different. Good luck with yours and I will talk to him about your procedure when I go back end of the month. Thank you

    • andy84407 andy84407 shelley 18579

      Surgery for Mortons neruoma is in general fairly risky with reprots showing up to a 30% chance of failure (with considerably more pain afterward) and a much higher failer rate for sugery redos. 

      You should go to a Morton's neruoma center which specializes in Mortons neruoma or see a clinican who has had considerable sucess in treating Morton's neuroma. Good luck

    • andy84407 andy84407 shelley 18579

      Painkilers are only good for the inital symptoms and they can have lots of complications. You should find a center that specializes in Morton's neruoma or see a clinical who has had considerable suces in treating Morton's neruoma and have an ultrasound guided cryoablation or ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation or ultrasound guided neurolytic injection.

    • beth911 beth911 shelley 18579

      Shelley, I suffer from MN too, have for several years.  I know the pain is unbareable and can drive you absolutely crazy.  A few years ago my family dr prescribed Gabapentin, very low dose, and that helped to take the edge off.  Now I'm up to taking 2 of those.  I was also told you can combine with tramadol if necessary.  Please don't hurt yourself, or do anything you can not undo.  I have researched getting radio frequency ablation for years, and finally have an appointment that I have to fly across the country go get.  I did my research by googling which dr's preform that procedure.  It is not covered by insurance as it is considered to be exploratory by insurance companies.  But I'm praying it helps.  So maybe use Google to do some research in your area, wording your searches in several different ways.  That is how I stumbled upon some offices that do it here in the States.  Good luck to you, and please take care of yourself.

  • auntiebeanie auntiebeanie mark74840

    I had 3 ultrasound injections over a year for my mortons, didnt touch it. Had it removed on 10th December. Doc said there was a lot of bad scaring in there. So far so good, toes a little bit numb on the inside but no more pain, burning or tingling. 

    He did warn me it may not work, we will see. So far pleased with the progress, and scar is brilliant a very thin line that will fade in time. Having part 2 in a couple of weeks have two toes bent and going to left so got to have them broken, a bit taken out and then screws and wired together. Hoping that will be a positive outcome too.

    • Anniewhereugo Anniewhereugo auntiebeanie

      Yes, had mine removed this past October and hooray hooray, no pain today!  The initial foot doc would not do surgery and kept doing injections.  first steriod then alcohol and things only got worse.  We moved a couple hundred miles away and i went to a new man and right away said "shots generally make things worse" and scheduled me for surgery and got it all out. I think that is the important part is getting it all. 

      ​My foot is still a little ouchy now and again, but nothing like before, and it gets better every day.  Doc said 6 months for sure and should be all better in a year.  Yes, the toe is numb and always will be, but i can live with that.

  • jennifer44398 jennifer44398 mark74840

    Thanks for writing about your MN Mark.  Over the last few weeks my right foot developed pain that gets worse from walking - like a stone bruise near the second toe.  I'm at my wits end, as enjoy the outdoors and exercising; all of which has been put on hold!  Don't even know how to get to work, as it involves walking to the train station.  My first step is to get an accurate diagnosis and then all the stories on this thread have helped.  You are so lucky to have been successful with yours.  We're in NZ, and my efforts are spent on trying to find a specialist who can help.

    • listay listay jennifer44398

      Hi Jennifer. I'm Lisa I am living in New Zealand too. Where abouts are you based? I'm in Wellington and getting treatment for my MN through the CCDHB.

      How long have you had your MN? 

      I've been battling mine for nearly a year now. 

      I'll write a full story in a comment below. 

  • Rick72120 Rick72120 mark74840

    Thanks Mark.

    I live in New York. I found a specialist that performs ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablations for Morton,s neuroma in New Jersey, just 30 minutes from New York City.

    I am 80% better with the first treatment. Can't wait for the second. The doctor said sometimes 2 0r 3 ablations are needed.

    • jane98545 jane98545 Rick72120

      Rick,  just curious as to how it is going!  I am considering a similar treatment.  Also , was this your first neuroma and what treatments had you done prior to this.  Any info would be helpful.

    • Rick72120 Rick72120 jane98545

      The radiofrequency ablation helped. At. First it hurt. Then relief was 80%. Now that I am more active I would say that I'm 70% better.  

      The Morton's Neuroma Specilaist is in NJ (I'm in NYC) and it's not hurtIng me bad enough to go back for more treatment. I do need to avoid very tight dress shoes.  I can exercise comfortably. 

      Prior treatments were steroid injections and orthotics. 

  • listay listay mark74840

    Hi Mark, 

    Thank you for this thread, really helpful to see what other countries are using for treatment options. 

    I'm in New Zealand and have had my MN for close to a year now. 

    A few weeks ago I had the steroid mixed with local anaesthetic shot done, the first 3 days were horrible. I seem to react to local anaesthetic with a massive headache and that happened for the third time again. (Had the same thing happen with local for dental, including when wisdom teeth removed).  

    Ended up feeling quite faint pretty quickly after the shot was done. Laid down in order not to faint. Came home and lay on the couch with feet propped up on cushions to help reduce any swelling as well as lots of napping in order to help the headache. Paracetamol and ibuprofen not much help. Took the full three days of this laying on the couch to come back to normal. 

    Spoke with my GP and she said it's an unusual reaction but definitely a side effect that's known. 

    I am now three weeks post shot and my foot is no better. The same numbness between toes, the same ball of foot pain in the pad of foot (like a bunched up sock). 

    I don't wear heels and I'm only in my late 20's. Apparently it's "rare for someone my age" to have a MN. ... It isn't the first health condition I've been told that for (Baker's Lung occupational asthma too... used to work in a bakery).

    I see my surgeon again next week so hopefully I'm not sent back for another shot and go into surgical options next. 

  • concert500 concert500 mark74840

    After 2 years and two surgeries and two high temp procedures with no sucess plus alcohol injections every ten days...

    I'm proud to announce I am feeling better after molds were taken of my feet and inserts were made that have changed my life. Insurance paid for them but I would have paid myself if I had known they would have worked this well.

    When I see my doctor on May 1, I'm fairly certain that he will not give me another injection.

    The bad thing is I feel like I have a biscuit in my foot but at least the neuroma's have settled down.

    Terry

  • tippler tippler mark74840

    I have been medically downgraded for this problem- I have 2 in my right foot and cannot wear issued boots or run in this. So where can I find someone to do this treatment? I have got an appointment in December 17 and it has been going on 2 years now. life is just pain. I am on my feet many hours a day. 

  • Crisala Crisala mark74840

    What was the sclerosing agent?  I've read about alcohol.  I've been dealing with a Morton's neuroma for the past couple years and have had steroid injections, but they are very little help.  Doctor has recommended surgery, but my research tells me that often isn't successful.  Thank you for any information you can provide.

    • concert500 concert500 Crisala

      Just wanted to pipe in here for a moment. I had my first quarter sized neuroma in January 2015. Since then I've had two unsuccessful surgeries and two adulation procedures but it didnt help. I now suffer from parrallell growths. I go back tomorrow to see my doctor. Every 10 days two full syringes of alcohol and lidocaine from the top side and two from the bottom. It helps or I wouldn't let him continue. God bless you. If anyone knows what you're going through its me.

  • barry08156 barry08156 mark74840

    I know the personal hell that anyone who has Morton's Neuroma goes through. I've had MN, 1 in each foot for about 5 years. After extensive cortisone injections failed to give me permanent results, I had one of them surgically removed. It reoccurred as a stump neuroma a few months later. Another surgery on the stump neuroma about 2 years later also failed. Since then I've had sclerosing (unguided) done on both feet, with some improvement on the stump neuroma only.

    At the recommendation of a Podiatrist, I tried some shoes sold in the US under the brand name of Hoka. Along with extra thick cushioning, they have a somewhat rounded sole that absorbs your weight mid foot rather than forefoot. These have been a huge improvement, and they are now the only shoes I will wear. I also have custom orthotics that I wear with them at all times. 

    I am now considering sound guided radio frequency ablation, as I have read positive reports on this kind of treatment. I would not recommend surgery if you can possibly avoid it. The data is inconclusive. Some literature suggests a success rate of only 50%, which I would not doubt. You do NOT want to end up with a stump neuroma. My advice, if you are at the stage of considering surgery, is try the non-invasive techniques first, including both guided sclerosing and guided RFA. Also, get some Hoka shoes and custom orthotics fitted with a metatarsal pad, they were a game changer for me.

  • mc1234 mc1234 mark74840

    I have found your web site, Center for Morton's Neuroma, and it is in MA. I'm in CA and have no way to get treatment there. I have been on the web looking for something like this in my area? Do you know of anything like that in the Orange County, CA area?

    • barry08156 barry08156 mc1234

      There are probably several podiatrists in the LA area who will do the ultrasound guided RFA and sclerosing procedures. No need to travel to the east coast. A simple google search should locate them for you. Or go to you local library and have a reference librarian help you, they have much better search tools. 

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