Treatment of Morton's NeuromaTreatment of a Morton's neuroma usually begins with simple steps in an effort to decrease pain in the area of the growth. Most patients find removing their shoes and massaging the feet is an effective means to reduce the pain they experience. Wearing appropriate footwear (with a wide toebox) and use of so-called metatarsal pad are also effective. A cortisone injection at the site of the neuroma can also be helpful for many people.
If footwear adaptation does not help the situation, then surgery may be needed. Surgery is done to remove the abnormal nerve. When the entire growth is removed, the pain is usually resolved. Patients will also notice a small area of numbness in the toe. Sensation in the numb area was provided by the affected nerve and when the Morton's neuroma is removed an area of numbness will result.
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