Morton's Neuroma

Posted by smoen55 @smoen55, Jan 17, 2017

I have been diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma in each foot between my 3rd and 4th metatarsal. How do I get rid of these?

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@smoen55 Hello and welcome to Mayo Clinic connect. From what I understand Mortons Neuroma sounds like it can be painful. You may find the following article helpful until others who have experienced this reply. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mortons-neuroma/home/ovc-20202652
What did your physician say if anything about treatment?

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Hi @smoen55, I add my welcome to Jen’s. I’m tagging @robbinr @trishanna and @cahnny, fellow members who also have experience with Morton’s Neuroma. I hope they can share their experience and maybe answer your questions.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @smoen55, I add my welcome to Jen’s. I’m tagging @robbinr @trishanna and @cahnny, fellow members who also have experience with Morton’s Neuroma. I hope they can share their experience and maybe answer your questions.

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I know that my experience with Morton’s Neuroma was extremely painful and thankfully brief.
It came suddenly; I suspect some Yoga motion instigated the onset – Warrior 1?
Some move where you don’t put your whole foot down but balance on that toe-to-footpad intersection.
I’m sure it is also connected to having arthritis in the big toe – an already compromised digit being stressed.
Regards,
RobbinR
 

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I’ve been told that there is no cure. Mine has been around for years, and almost never bothers me, at least not in my day-to-day activities. However, I can no longer wear high heels, etc. Can’t force my toes apart either. Wish you good luck.

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@trishanna

I’ve been told that there is no cure. Mine has been around for years, and almost never bothers me, at least not in my day-to-day activities. However, I can no longer wear high heels, etc. Can’t force my toes apart either. Wish you good luck.

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Good for you for dropping the high heel habit. My MN came on suddenly and just as suddenly ended. I wore a pad to support the big toe and the second toe for a while. And, I stopped doing anything that makes me be on my toes – Literally. Even those Yoga poses where you balance with your heel off the ground. I find staying flat-footed helps tremendously. Robbinr

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@colleenyoung

Hi @smoen55, I add my welcome to Jen’s. I’m tagging @robbinr @trishanna and @cahnny, fellow members who also have experience with Morton’s Neuroma. I hope they can share their experience and maybe answer your questions.

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I had a Morton”s neuroma surgically removed many years ago. THe pain was instantly gone. THe healing was not hard. I would get it out if you can find a surgeon!

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Had surgery to help this. I would not do it again. My foot hurts more and is permanently misshaped. Keep in mind this was about 35 years ago. I'm 62.

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Dear, I was plagued by same in one foot, foot surgeon removed the tumor in out patient, never had another bit of trouble, or pain, easy surgery, and that was 15 years ago. martha

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@ees1

Had surgery to help this. I would not do it again. My foot hurts more and is permanently misshaped. Keep in mind this was about 35 years ago. I'm 62.

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I had the neuroma on the left removed. He did the surgery from the top. It returned before I finished physical therapy. Another doctor removed it again from the bottom this time. I found the surgery to be very painful. When it did heal, I now have a huge scar tissue which is almost as painful as the neuroma. I still have the neuroma on my right foot, which has never been removed. I don't recommend the surgery except as a very last resort. I think the least invasive answer is to make sure you have good supportive shoes. My doctor gave me a list of shoes. One of them was the hoka one one tennis shoes. I rarely wear anything else. They are expensive and worth every penny. Wish I had found them first. Might not have gotten the neuromas. Also, he recommended never going bare footed. Good luck!

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Exact same here, right down to the shoes! I didn’t do any surgery, just the shoes. I’ve had great results

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I had two (one in each foot) Morton's neuromas that, over time, resulted in not being able to walk. That made me gain a lot of weight, of course, which made the pain worse. I was finally given duloxetine to replace the antidepressant I was on since it is very good with nerve pain as well as an antidepressant. I never had, in the many years I've taken it, any problems with the duloxetine except memory screw-ups. It is now interfering with the Pramipexole I use for my Restless Leg Syndrome so I am tapering off of the duloxetine. I was very happy with it for years but can't take it anymore.

When I was diagnosed with Morton's neuromas, my podiatrist performed an experimental procedure, snipping a tendon to relieve the pressure on the neuromas. It didn't work. Then he surgically removed them. It didn't work and I ended up with neuropathy in both feet. Ouch. I haven't been able to wear anything but Crocs since the surgeries.

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@annievee

I had two (one in each foot) Morton's neuromas that, over time, resulted in not being able to walk. That made me gain a lot of weight, of course, which made the pain worse. I was finally given duloxetine to replace the antidepressant I was on since it is very good with nerve pain as well as an antidepressant. I never had, in the many years I've taken it, any problems with the duloxetine except memory screw-ups. It is now interfering with the Pramipexole I use for my Restless Leg Syndrome so I am tapering off of the duloxetine. I was very happy with it for years but can't take it anymore.

When I was diagnosed with Morton's neuromas, my podiatrist performed an experimental procedure, snipping a tendon to relieve the pressure on the neuromas. It didn't work. Then he surgically removed them. It didn't work and I ended up with neuropathy in both feet. Ouch. I haven't been able to wear anything but Crocs since the surgeries.

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How did you lose weight?

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