Plantar Neuroma (Morton's Neuroma )
Morton's neuroma is a non-cancerous tumor of a nerve. It is more common in women than in men.
It usually occurs in the space, between the third and fourth toes.
Morton's neuroma, is also called plantar neuroma.
Signs and symptoms
Later stages :
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and examine your foot. Because there's typically no outward sign of Morton's neuroma, your doctor will try to find a palpable, tender mass. There may also be a feeling of "clicking" between the bones of your foot. Your doctor may order an X-ray of your foot to rule out other foot problems.
Medical Treatment - Your doctor may prescribe a trial treatment with a metatarsal bar in the shoe. If this fails, surgery will be necessary.
Medication- After surgery, your doctor may prescribe:
After surgery, the foot will be snugly wrapped in a bandage. Keep the bandage dry and the foot elevated as much as possible during recovery. After removal of bandages, apply heat with soaks, tub baths or heat lamps. When healed, massage with ice for 10 minutes before and after vigorous physical activity.
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