Welcome to Reading Orthopaedics

One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders

To make an appointment


Eliza Shaw

Tel: 0118 922 6921

Home Joint replacement Arthroscopy Foot & Ankle About us Contact us

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


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)