Neuromas

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I have neuromas in both feet. Dr recommended injections every two week seven times. Any experiences with those. How painful are those. Maybe surgery would be better

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    Renata, poor you in both feet! I have one in one foot now very dormant. I used to get steroid injections every 3 months into it, while it was sore, it really worked. The injection only lasted a few seconds. There does not seem to be a great success with surgery. I had laser done on it and it worked a dream. I now only wear fitflop shoes and sandald and I have not had any significant pain for a number of years since the laser. However, if I wear any other type of shoe I find them really uncomfortable. Hope this is helpful and good luck.
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    I had surgery and it was hell - still is!  My niece had something called 'de-nervation' and this is what she said to describe it.

    "I had radio frequency denervation on my lower back and neck. It worked wonders on the lower back, though the pain is returning now after about 4 years pain free, however it only gave a few months relief for my neck. It's done through a needle under X-Ray and sedation whereby electrical impulses heat the needle which is then pinpointed to the nerves, killing them at the source of the pain. They eventually regenerate though. Bupa have a useful explanation of radio frequency denervation on the web."

    This is the BUPA link http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/r/radiofrequency-denervation .

    I suggest you ask your Dr about this as an alternative to either surgery or injections.  I believe the injections are cortisone but I may be wrong in that.

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    Do not rush into surgery.  I have Morton's Neuroma in my right foot.  Injections did nothing to relieve it, so I would suggest not doing that.  From other comments on this site, I was able to take advice which relieved it:  manually , with your hand, stretch the toes and ball of foot to relieve the pain.

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    In my experience injections don't help at all and are fairly painful. In the end I think surgery is the only answer. Having said that I had surgery 4 months ago and although the sharp burning pain in my toes has gone I have been left with an uncomfortable lumpy feeling in the ball of my foot which is there all the time. I would say it depends on how bad the pain of your neuroma is and whether it is intermittent or constant as to whether you take any action at this stage.

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    Try Laser, it worked for me and thereafter were suitable shoes, no high heels. It depends on who is giving the injections whether they are effective or not, I had cortisone injections given by a pain specialist and had an excellent response, however, I just wanted to get rid of it and my GP would not allow me have surgery stating that it usually is not effective so I got it laser blasted and no problem for a number of years.

     

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    Hi renata. I have them in both feet too. I ve had dozens of injections for them without any real success. They worked for a few days but the pain came back. I had my left foot operated on in dec and the right one in feb. The pain hasnt completely gone but its a lot better than the chronic pain i had before . My left one seems to be worse than the right. But i can now go to work and come home and take my dog out walking which before i came home put my feet up and didnt move off the sofa till bed. So i think the ops were the right choice for me. My consultant says i ll wake up one day completely pain free. I m not convinced but as i said its so much bettet now. I hope this has been some help to you and wish you good luck and hopefully you ll get some relief too
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    Try the massages with your fingers and also try gel toes pads which cover all toes inside your shoe and relieve the pain.
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