Is Morton’s neuroma surgery worth it?

How long does it take to fully recover from Morton’s neuroma surgery?

Long recovery.

The basic recovery time from Morton’s neuroma surgery is frequently 3 or possibly 4 weeks, even if a top of the foot (“dorsal”) surgical approach is used and it can easily take 3-4 months to for the full effects of surgery. In other words, it can take 3-4 months to become fully mobile.

Does surgery for Morton’s neuroma work?

Results of Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

85% of patients undergoing neurectomy report good to excellent results. Patients with Morton’s Neuromas in both feet or with multiple neuromas in one foot report worse outcomes.

How successful is neuroma surgery?

The success rate ranges from 51 % to 85 % in long-term follow up [9, 10, 13, 15]. The purpose of this study was to document the postoperative long-term results of excision of interdigital neuromas and to assess possible adverse events and complications.

Do you need physical therapy after Morton’s neuroma surgery?

We perform a number of different ablation procedures to treat your Morton’s neuroma. After we have treated you, you should consider Physical Therapy to help strengthen your muscles and correct any walking (gait) deficiencies that may have arisen due to your previous Morton’s pain.

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Will Morton’s neuroma ever go away?

Once it has formed, a Morton’s neuroma will not go away. However, the pain can improve, or even disappear.

What is the latest treatment for Morton’s neuroma?

The drug, known currently as CNTX-4975, treats Morton’s neuroma by being directly injected into the site of the pain. This treatment deactivates the nerve receptor in the foot, which stops the pain without surgical removal of the nerve.

What are the side effects of Morton’s neuroma surgery?

Postoperative complications, such as dysesthesias, are possible when surgery is performed to remove the neuroma. Possible complications following corticosteroid injections may include plantar fat pad necrosis and transient numbness of the toes.

How long does neuroma surgery take?

The operation takes between 20-30 mins. A thigh tourniquet is often used to stop blood obscuring the field of vision. You may notice some bruising or discomfort around the thigh for the next day or two after the operation as a consequence. The painful space is premarked.