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Morton's Neuroma

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  • Posted By: bobwhite
  • May 21, 2010
  • 01:35 PM

I've been diagnosed with Morton's Neuroma. Will acupuncture help break up the scar tissue?

Supposedly the scar tissue build-up around the nerve is what is causing this constant pain in one area of the foot when I walk.
My doctor has prescribed an anti inflammatory drug, and plans to try some kind of expensive cushion device. If that fails, surgery will be the final option.

But it seems like without the surgery, these options are only temporary band aids.

From what I've heard, it seems like acupuncture would be a more permanent solution, and would avoid surgery.

Any input most welcome.

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  • I had neuroma's in both feet. On the more severe one I had surgery -- which was a relatively painless day surgery only requiring that one stay off your feet for 4 weeks, which can be a lot to ask and hard to do if there's not a lot of pain. This surgery I would say was about 75% successful. On the less severe foot my podiatrist injected me with a cortisone shot and it worked beautifully. The shot itself is painful, but I've had no problems with that foot at all.
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  • Thanks for giving your story. My biggest concern about surgery is the possibility of ending up completely lame, and it seems like surgery relieves the symptom but doesn't get at the cause. So it would seem that the problem would just return in time.I had neuroma's in both feet. On the more severe one I had surgery -- which was a relatively painless day surgery only requiring that one stay off your feet for 4 weeks, which can be a lot to ask and hard to do if there's not a lot of pain. This surgery I would say was about 75% successful. On the less severe foot my podiatrist injected me with a cortisone shot and it worked beautifully. The shot itself is painful, but I've had no problems with that foot at all.
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  • My husband had this and had surgery. It was very painful for him and did not solve his problem. He finally found a good dr. who told him surgery is not the answer and made some type of pad-like thing to wear in his shoe. It's been 6 or 7 years and he is still pain free as long as he uses the pad.
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    • February 15, 2011
    • 02:32 AM
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