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Surgery for Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a condition affecting the plantar digital nerve and is common in middle-aged women. Surgical excision is recommended when conservative treatments fail. Various surgical approaches exist, with dorsal and plantar accesses being the most common. Regenerative surgery uses platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, for complications arising from Morton's neuroma surgery. PRP is derived from the patient's own blood. It contains growth factors that aid in tissue healing. Hyaluronic acid acts as a platform for PRP, promoting tissue regeneration and reducing healing time. The combinations of these things offer a valuable technique that promotes complete wound healing, with satisfactory aesthetic and functional outcomes. If you have a Morton’s neuroma that requires surgical intervention, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss whether PRP and HA can be used in the surgery to help with recovery.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact David Lambarski, DPM of Northeast Foot Care. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Amsterdam and Clifton Park, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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