Mortons neuroma is an inflammation of a nerve in the foot that goes to the toes. Surgical treatment involves removing the area of inflammation and the nerve.
Reasons for Procedure
Mortons neuroma can cause pain and tingling. Mortons neuroma removal is done to lessen these symptoms. After the removal, most patients have good pain relief.
If you are planning to have this removal, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Recurrence of pain
- Numbness in the nearby toes
- Poor wound healing
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
You doctor may do the following:
- Medical history
- Physical exam
- X-ray of the foot
Local or general anesthesia will be used. Local anesthesia will numb the area. With general anesthesia, you will be asleep.
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Description of Procedure
A small incision will be made on the top of the foot. It will be made between the two toes that are affected by the neuroma. The area of inflammation and the nerve will be located and removed. The incision will then be closed with