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I was diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma this week. The doctor took x-rays which didn't show anything in the area but diagnosed based on the physical exam and symptoms. There has been a clicking/popping between my 3rd and 4th toes on my right foot for the last 4 months and with a feeling of something like a small pebble in my shoe at times. I run a couple of times/week and land on the front to mid of the foot.
The doctor I saw said I can keep doing my activities that I am doing like running and if it gets worse, he offers steroid injections or surgery. I have read about a couple of other therapies - alcohol injections, radio frequency and shockwave therapies which I think are all done with the goal of deadening the nerve.
From some of the orthotics websites, they suggest not running with Morton's Neuroma but I don't have any extra discomfort after running and don't want to give it up if I don't have to. I am also wondering how successful surgery is? If it has a high success rate, I will be more inclined to keep doing what I am doing, with the confidence that it can be fixed if it gets worse. I have appointments with 3 more doctors in the next few weeks to get more opinions.
I have switched running shoes to Altra which have a nice wide toe box. I work at home, so walk around the house barefoot for most of the day. Any suggestions on how to manage this condition and feedback on therapies will be appreciated!
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