Mortons Neuroma

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I was diagnosed with a Mortons neuroma between toe 2 & 3 in my left foot in march 2014. I was to have surgery on December 2014 to remove it after having insoles from podiatry and not making any difference. When my consultant came to speak to me prior to my surgery he said he wasn't going to remove the neuroma as it was smaller (6.5mm) than HR likes them to be (9-10mm)!! But he would straighten my big toe as it was fairly squint and squashing my other toes and he felt that this would give the other toes a bit more space and I would get less pain from the neuroma. Anyway long story short I've had the toe straightened but still in a lot of pain on ball of my foot and in top at base of both toes 2&3 and consultant today wanted 2 give me more surgery to now remove the neuroma!! Due to having had lots of time off work for the earlier surgery I'm unable to take any more time off just yet so om getting an ultrasound guided cortisone injection - had anybody had this and did it give you any relief? I'm hoping that this will ease my pain and give me a bit longer before I need further surgery. Sorry for the long post and would be grateful for any advise. Thanks

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    Everyone is different to how they react to the injections. I had mine and just went down hill. I have now had mine removed and am 6 days post op.

    However I have heard others saying they have had relief.

    Hope you find something that works x

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      Hi Emma. You must now be a few months post op. How are you doing? What does your foot feel like? Do you have numbness?and a tight, stiff feeling across your foot? I have all of this as well as severe pain in the ball of my foot and in my toes when I walk. I am 7 weeks post op and starting to doubt that this will get better.
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      My cortisone injection made my food feel like there was an explosion inside and something trying to get out of my foot for about five days. Apparently not uncommon. But it did nothing for my Morton. 

       

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      Hi Yaffa Malka - I'd love to know how your foot is feeling now four months later, as I am also 7 weeks post op on my foot and have severe pain in the ball of my foot which is driving me crazy!  Thanks.
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    Hello I had double bunion surgery 7 months ago now still having trouble walking. My right foot is the worst. The foot feels squashed and a ball under my foot restricting movement. They say I gave Chronic Reginal Pain Syndrome. They are sending me for a nerve block not sure how that works. How did you find out that you have Morton Neuroma? What test did u have as what you are discribing sounds like my foot. Hope u get relief soon. rake Care
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      Hi had an mri and then an ultrasound where they picked it up in also had a test done on my foot where they squash the toes together and there's a 'click' mulders click I think it's called. But my surgeon was reluctant to remove it in December last year as it wasn't as big as he likes them to be before removing them mine was 6.5mm and he orders hem to be about 9 or 10 as the scar tissue u would be left with is sometimes more painful. Hope you get some relief from the pain soon as I understand how painful it can be. I'm actually sitting here with an ice pack on my foot so that it gets the swelling down before I can get a sandal on!! Xx
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    Ultra-sound guided cortisone into the second metatarso-phalangeal joint would be the treatment of choice, provided it was administered by a capable clinician or radiologist.Forget the misguided concept of "Morton's neuroma".
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      Thanks for that information. It definitely seems like the best option for me as I really can't afford any more time off work for further surgery. Any idea how long the effects of this should last or is it that everybody is different? I'm hoping that this will at least see me through the winter when I have to wear enclosed shoes / boots. xx
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      In my experience it might last some years. However the "age related deformities of the foot", of which these pains are inderect consequences, are (unpredictably) progressive.
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      I've been waiting for an appointment t from radiology for 3 weeks now so I called the department today to find out how long in would have to wait for an appointment. I as told that my referral had been returned to my consultant as that wasn't something that the radiology current offered. This was in nhs fife area. Have you any idea of this us something that is available or can my consultant refer me to another nhs area that does offer it? I really don't want to go for further surgery. Thanx
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      Hi I've just had a letter from my consultant telling me that radiology no longer offer the guided cortisone service so he is getting me back into clinic to have a blind cortisone carried out. I'm not sure if this will work but I feel it's worth a try rather than having to go down the surgery route just now or am.i better goinf for surgery?I am.due at a wedding the day after I get my cortisone injection and was wondering if ill be able 2 get dressy low sandals on or will my foot be swollen! Thanks
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      Cortisone injected into the precincts of a traumatised inter-digital nerve does improve the pain for a period. It does not alter the mechanisms of the injury to that nerve, and recurrence is common if not inevitable.

      It is unlikely that an injection the day before the wedding will incapacitate you (provided it is performed with skill). Indeed it might make the wedding more pleasant.

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      Well I had my cortisone injection on Friday and so far so good! I got the injection in the 2nd & 3rd Web space and 3rd & ethical Web space. It was sore when the needle went in and then again when he moved it to the next Web space and was numb for a good few hours. I went to the wedding on Saturday and although had a bit of pain the in the morning and took an ibuprofen and cocodamol that's the last painkillers I've taken. I had a great day and night and danced way more than I have been able to for a long long time. Fingers crossed this works for a few months at least.
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