Mortons Neuroma Treatments Surgery
A diagnosis of Morton’s Neuroma means that you have an entrapped nerve in your foot. There are varying symptoms that result from a Morton’s Neuroma, but most patients will usually experience sporadic pain in the forefront of their foot (typically a sensation of burning) and persistent numbness or tingling. Many patients also report that the pain will radiate into their toes, usually between the 3rd and 4th toes. Fortunately, a Morton’s Neuroma is not dangerous, and the prescribed treatment is based on the severity of the symptoms experienced by each patient.
It is important to note that you do not require a referral from a general practitioner to make an appointment with a San Jose podiatrist for a second opinion, consultation or treatment, including Morton’s Neuroma surgery in San Francisco.
Our clinic’s San Francisco podiatrist will offer you your full insurance benefits out-of-network, which means that we will contact your insurance provider and submit the claim for you. Having your Morton’s Neuroma surgery in San Francisco means enjoying the luxury of academic medicine with highly-qualified concierge service while avoiding the hassle of long waiting times in hospitals and mountains of paperwork. Most insurance policies will end up covering the cost of Morton’s Neuroma surgery in San Francisco.
The surgical coordinator at our San Francisco podiatrist clinic offers this quote from a satisfied patient:(THIS IS A SAMPLE – WE CAN ADD YOUR REVIEWS HERE)
“I was thoroughly pleased with the services offered by my San Jose podiatrist. I was informed a number of years ago that my foot had a ganglian cyst, so I went to have it removed. The podiatrist prudently performed an MRI first to help create a comprehensive surgical plan. To our surprise, it was not a ganglian cyst at all, but rather a Morton’s Neuroma. Most foot surgeons would have simply performed the operation first, only to discover later, to my detriment, what this podiatrist found ahead of time. This podiatrist is knowledgeable, thorough and he truly cares.”
A Morton’s Neuroma that is left untreated will go through the following progression:
- Symptoms begin to occur occasionally and gradually, but only when undertaking certain activities that tend to aggravate the problem, such as wearing narrow-toed shoes.
- Symptoms can be relieved temporarily by avoiding aggravating activities and massaging the affected area.
- Symptoms begin to worsen with time, and start to persist for days and even weeks at a time.
- The neuroma enlarges and the symptoms become more intense. The changes to the nerve begin to become permanent.
Surgery for a Morton’s Neuroma is a brief out-patient procedure that is performed by our clinic’s San Jose podiatrist. Intravenous sedation is used to prepare for the surgery, as well as the addition of a local anesthetic that is injected in the toe to increase the numbness. The actual surgery involves a small incision on the top side of the foot directly between the toes over the location of the neuroma. The neuroma is then carefully removed from the space between the toes. Skin stitches that naturally dissolve are used to seal the location of the incision.
During your first appointment a thorough foot examination will be performed to determine the cause of the pain, which may be due to stress fractures, bunions or calluses. An MRI scan will be performed to make sure that there are no tumors in the foot. There will also be tests performed to examine how your foot moves, which will rule our joint inflammation or arthritis as the source of pain. Once a concrete diagnosis for Morton’s Neuroma is confirmed, the podiatrist will present you with the various surgical and non-surgical options available to you for treatment. A patient’s ingrown toenail or any other toenail problem can also get treated If the Morton’s Neuroma is severe or persist through non-surgical treatments, then surgical treatment will likely be advised.
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