Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition caused by the compression of a nerve in the foot. It can cause burning, tingling, and numbness between the toes and can be extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes, Morton’s neuroma resolves with non-surgical treatments, however, with the condition causing intense pain, many people with Morton’s neuroma turn to surgery, especially if their case is resistant to conservative treatments.
Morton’s neuroma surgery has a very high success rate. If you are considering Morton’s Neuroma surgery and wondering if it is worth it, continue reading. We will talk about what the surgery entails to help you with making your decision.
What Happens During Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?
Morton’s neuroma surgery is completed in two ways: either relieving pressure on the nerve by cutting the nearby tissues (also referred to as release surgery) that are compressing the nerve, or by removing the nerve (also called removal surgery). Release surgery involves accessing the transverse metatarsal ligament, which is compressing the nerve, while removal surgery involves accessing the neuroma via the bottom of the foot.
Overall, surgery for Morton’s neuroma has a very high success and patient satisfaction rate, especially for those with single neuromas. However, between the two, removal surgery may have a longer recovery period, as the stitches will be on the bottom of the foot, which can make walking without crutches difficult. It also has a higher rate for complications. Very rarely, patients can continue to experience symptoms even after surgical treatment. For both surgical approaches, there have been cases where it took months before patients could experience the full effects of the surgery.
Should I Get Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?
Foot and ankle surgeons usually advise their patients of the risks and benefits associated with Morton’s neuroma surgery to help them make an informed decision. They also let patients know what to expect after Morton’s neuroma surgery, such as what recovery is going to be like, and what to expect in the days, weeks, and months following surgery.
Surgery for Morton’s neuroma may be an option if other treatments have not been successful in relieving your symptoms or if you are experiencing severe pain that affects your daily activities. Morton’s neuroma pain can be difficult to manage for some people, and surgery should be a serious consideration if the pain is not relieved through other means.
To minimize the risk of complications and to increase your chances of having a successful outcome from the procedure, choose a highly skilled and experienced board-certified foot and ankle surgeon to perform your Morton’s neuroma surgery.
Board-Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon for Morton’s Neuroma Surgery in Warwick and Middletown, RI, and Fall River, MA
The board-certified podiatrists at the Foot & Ankle Institute of New England can recommend the best treatment approach for your specific podiatric condition. We emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for Morton’s neuroma, however, we understand that in some cases, surgery is the best method for relieving a patient’s symptoms. Our podiatrists are highly experienced in Morton’s neuroma surgery and helping patients achieve the best outcomes with state-of-the-art treatments.
Let us examine your podiatric condition and determine how we can best treat it. To schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists, call our podiatry office nearest you today or use our convenient online request form.