What is Morton's Neuroma?

Morton's neuroma is a condition caused by the thickening of tissue around one of the nerves in your foot. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensations, or even shooting pains in your toes when you walk or stand for long periods of time. It can also make it difficult to move your toes or feet normally due to discomfort or stiffness.

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What Can Neuroma Excision Treat?

Neuroma excision can be used to treat Morton's Neuroma, which is a condition caused by the thickening of tissue around a nerve in your foot. This condition can cause pain and numbness in your toes and can make it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time. Neuroma excision can help reduce pain and improve mobility in people with this condition.

What are the Causes of Morton's Neuroma?

The exact cause of Morton's neuroma is unknown but there are several factors that may contribute to its development including wearing tight shoes; having high arches; having flat feet; having bunions; repetitive activities such as running; trauma from an injury; arthritis; diabetes; obesity; smoking; alcohol consumption; genetics; age-related changes in tissues surrounding nerves (called perineural fibrosis).

What are the Symptoms of Morton's Neuroma?

The most common symptoms associated with Morton’s neuromas are sharp pains between two toes when walking or standing for long periods of time as well as numbness or tingling sensations in those same toes when pressure is applied directly on them. Other symptoms include burning sensations between two toes as well as swelling between them due to inflammation caused by irritation on the nerve itself.

How is Neuroma Excision Performed?

Our neuroma excision in Denver is typically performed through an incision on the top of the forefoot. During the procedure, the surgeon will remove the part of the nerve that has become swollen and damaged. In some cases, they may also release the intermetatarsal ligament, which connects two bones in the foot. After surgery, patients may need to wear a cast or splint for several weeks while their foot heals.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Neuroma Excision?

If you have Morton's neuroma and have not been able to find relief with other treatments such as corticosteroid injections or physical therapy, then you may be a good candidate for neuroma excision. Your doctor will be able to evaluate your condition and determine if this procedure is right for you.

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What to Expect After Your Neuroma Surgery?

After your neuroma excision in Beverly Hills, you can expect to have an incision closed with stitches and your foot bandaged. In the days following the procedure, you will need to wear a postoperative shoe for about 10-14 days until the stitches are removed. Most patients can return to wearing regular walking shoes approximately 3 weeks after their surgery. 

You should limit your activity in the first few days after surgery, but your doctor may recommend exercise and physical therapy to help with the healing process and strengthen your foot over time. You may also need to take pain medication during the recovery period to help manage any discomfort.

Why Choose Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care for Neuroma Exclusion?

Atlas Institute Peripheral Nerve Care is the leading provider of neuroma excision treatments. Our team of experienced surgeons and medical professionals provides comprehensive care for patients with neuromas, including surgical excision and nerve stump reconstruction with processed nerve allografts. We understand the importance of providing safe, effective treatments that minimize pain and maximize facial function. Our team works closely with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible care tailored to their individual needs.

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