Successful Mortons Neuroma excisions

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I had my first op for removal of MN 10 years ago in my right foot after suffering years of pain and no treatment working.  It was a success.  In May 2015 I had my second op to remove 2 MNs from my left foot and it has been a success.  One nerve was 4.5cm long and the foot specialist said it was a monster.  I was told I would have swelling for 6 months and I was still limping after 4 months but now I am back in sensible shoes (crocs are great too and were a life saver for months).  So it really is something that takes months to heal, not weeks.  I was off work for 6 weeks and rested foot as much as possible.  My toes are numb but no pain.  I'd rather have numb.  So many horror stories on here that I just wanted to give some positive news to those who are anxious.  Of course you go on these sites as a last resort and that is why there are bad experiences. If you have success there is no need to scour the forums for advice.

i really don't know about the professional advice from JP6669.  He never offers solutions instead of surgery.  I have never found his book.  Has he ever suffered from MN?  If you haven't personally suffered from something it is hard to put yourself in their shoes!  Sorry for the pun!

Good luck to everyone, who like me has tried everything else for years and found no solution except for surgery.  Have patience, rest the foot as much as possible and wear comfortable shoes.  8 months on I am glad I had the op!

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    I'm very, very happy for you, Elaine, and I hope you never know the MN pain again! Also, I only wish we all could go to your surgeon!   biggrin
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      Hello Lisa,

      i can't seem to find your posts so do not know what you are experiencing I am sorry to say.  My original surgeon retired.  The surgeon who performed  my two removals of MN in May is a Podiatry surgeon.  I am in Scotland

      i wish you too all the best and to be free of pain in your feet however you go about that.  All the very best and thanks for your wishes too x

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    Hi Elaine, so pleased to hear your great news. I am so pleased for you. I had my op the end of September, my toes are numb, however no pain. Which I too suffered for years with my doctor not knowing what to do. I wear very sensible Clarke and pavers shoes, mix my heals however not the pain.

    Thank you for letting everyone know a positive view. Take care and good luck to you. X

     

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      Dear Jenny,

      lit really is very early doors for you after 3 months.  I was still limping badly until after 5 month mark and swollen too (only realised when straps would not fit around the injured foot).  Now I can walk and keep up to speed with my hubby on an hour's walk or even longer on a shopping spree!  Last Christmas I was in tears with pain after a half hour's trip to a shopping centre and when out message shopping had to make a list and plan the quickest routes before I went!  So hopefully the same will apply to you and every day it will get better and better until you too are back on your feet!  Best wishes too x

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    Hi Elaine. Thank you so much for your encouragement. It really means a lot to me. I had my op 3 months ago for removal of 2 MNs from my right foot. I am still struggling with stiffness and a very tight feeling. It feels almost as if my foot is strapped in a bandage that is too tight. I also still have pain in the ball of my foot when I walk. Did you experience this at all? Did you have physiotherapy at all? I only wear crocs. I have not been able to wear any other shoes yet. I went back to my surgeon 2 weeks ago as I was worried that something is horribly wrong, but he assured me that what I am feeling is normal and it will come right eventually. He said I do not need any more physio ( I went twice a week till 9 weeks post op ). He said it can take as long as 6 to 9 months for full recovery. . I wish he had told me this before the op. He initially said 6 weeks for full recovery. I feel like a prisoner whose jail sentence has been increased!
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      Dear Yaffa,

      I see you also had 2MNs removed like me.  You wonder what fills the space particularly when they were monsters!  I also had a very tight feeling like a tight bandage for a while.  Just must have been the tissue knitting together.  I did not have any physio at all.  As my job involves me being on my feet for a lot of the day I do still like to wear Crocs but I can wear ordinary shoes out of work too.  Eight months on walking is good again.  Sure you will reap the benefits too and although you lose feeling in 3 toes, which you would be aware of with 2MNs from same foot, it is a small price to pay for being able to walk far and to be free of pain again.  All the best to you too, it really is still early days for you so with a little more time and patience you should be good as new again.x

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    I have suffered with mn for about 2 or 3 years , and the pain i have is chronic. I had my first surgery on my left foot on the 11 dec. I felt a difference almost immediately but over the last 4 days have had some pain but not as bad as before the op. I had the nerve cut to make more room, I was starting to think that maybe the surgery wasnt a success but after readin your comments i feel better about it. I m due to have surgery on my right foot in 2 weeks time and i honestly cant wait . Hopefully that will be a success. I just want to no what its like to have pain free feet as i ve forgotten what its like. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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    I was diagnosed with MN quite a few years ago. I have had

    several sets of insoles and more recently two steroid injections.

    At my appointment the consultant discussed the operation to

    remove it. Evidently, like yours - she believes it isn't a small one.

    She outlined what could go wrong - worst case scenarios! I

    have read your summary and it has put my mind at rest.

    Adhering to what the medics say - to elevate and rest the foot,

    should help a speedy recovery. If it goes badly - unlucky. Thanks for the information.

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      Hello,

      i had insoles, cold laser treatment (no longer available) and steroid injections and none of these treatments were of any good to me.I don't know what else there is to try apart from surgery!  I was made aware of having numb toes when you get two MNs removed from same foot but otherwise it is quite a straight forward op and I decided to go ahead.  I am so glad I did as I can enjoy walks again and no pain.  Good luck with whatever you decide on.  I am no professional or expert and can only go on what I have experienced - but I have had 3 successfully removed on two occasions! X

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      Thats great thats its been successful for you. I had my op nearly 6 weeks ago and am due to have my other foot done in february. I started back to work today and was on my feet a great deal. My operated foot gave me quite a bit of pain , but not as bad as the other one . Did you have pain in your feet post op and if so for how long. I havent experienced tol much pain since the op apart from today. I am now laid on the sofa with my foot elevated, and am a bit concerned with the amount of pain i ve had. Its eased off since i put my foot up. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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      Hi,  poor you.  You have probably been on your feet for too long today but putting them up as much as possible will help recover them.  Also bathing them in hot then cold salted water.  I did have a bit pain after the op but only when I had been on my feet too much so I soon learned what not to do.  I definitely recommend being off work for the six weeks post op.  The first time I was due to go back after 5 weeks but when the doctor saw my foot the scar was not 100% healed and so I had another week.  That is when the Crocs were a Godsend. I could not have managed without them.  I didn't  drive for a good 6 weeks either.   One day I drove 30 miles on the motorway because I thought it was safe as it was my left clutch foot but I ended up in heavy traffic and had to keep changing gear which meant a painful foot for a couple of days after.  This really is a time when you just have to Molly coddle yourself and rest as much as possible.  Wish you all the best and for your second op too.  Hope it goes well.x
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      Thanks so much for your reply. I think i ve been on my feet too much at work today so from now on i l try n sit as much as poss. You ve eased my mindas i really thought my op definately hadnt been a success aftrr today. I ve got my feet up and even been on my foot masssager which is a great help. So thanks once again
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