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Morton’s neuroma


It is a condition that affects one of the nerves

between the metatarsal bones.


You may need ultrasound scan to confirm the

diagnosis


Treatment depends on the symptoms.


For mild pain in early stages



For severe pain in late stages with large neuroma





What does the operation involve?


It is done as a day case under general anaesthetics.

The nerve is approached from the top of the foot.

The thickened nerve is excised.


Will my leg be in a plaster?


No. You will have a bandage to protect the wound.

The bandage is left for 2 weeks.


Can I walk straight away on the operated foot?


You will be heel walking for first few days and then

walk normally as pain settles.


What are the risks of operation?


  1. Infection
  2. Nerve damage
  3. Pain in the ball of the foot (transfer metatarsalgia)