Top 7 Morton's Neuroma Treatment Options

After a full clinical exam of your foot your podiatrist may order an x-ray to make sure and rule out other common causes of your foot pain.

If your podiatrist suspects a Morton’s neuroma you will be provided several different treatment options in an effort to get you being pain free again.

Your individualized treatment plan depends largely on the amount of pain you are having.

Neuroma Treatment options include:

  1. Padding the ball of the foot
  2. Wider toe box shoes
  3. Medications
    1. Oral Anti-inflammatories will ease the swelling and inflammation to the nerve tissue
  4. Ultrasound Guided Injection Therapy
    1. Ultrasound guided steroid injection around the neuroma will help provide a concentration of steroid to aggressively reduce the swelling and inflammation
    2. Ultrasound guided alcohol sclerosing injections into the inflamed nerve tissue to destroy the nerve itself. By destroying the neuroma you will no longer have nerve pain to the ball of your foot.
  5. Custom Orthotics
    1. Custom orthotics are inserts that go into your various shoe gear to relieve the neuroma symptoms. By taking pressure off of the neuroma the nerve will reduce in size, swelling and inflammation. This can get rid of all the neuroma pain symptoms.
  6. Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)
    1. Mechanical Waves to help reduce inflammation around the nerve and destroy the nerve itself. By destroying the neuroma you will no longer have burning, tingling, nerve type pain to the ball of your foot.
  7. Surgery
    1. When patients do not respond to conservative therapy surgery may be your best option. Dr. Garrett Kalmar performs two different type of neuroma procedures depending on the severity and size of your neuroma.
      1. Minimally invasive
      2. Removing the inflamed nerve
Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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