Mortons Neuroma Surgery Brisbane

Considering Mortons Neuroma Surgery Brisbane?

This post will list 10 Reasons you should visit Knead Massage before you get Morton’s Neuroma Surgery and answer some common questions people suffering a Mortons Neuroma have – and conclude with a video testimonial of someone who had Morton’s Neuroma for 7 years and found their pain quickly resolving with a Myotherapy Solution from Knead Massage Brisbane.

If you are looking to understand what a Morton’s Neuroma is please check out my article on the subject here.

10 Reasons you should visit Knead Massage before you get Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

  • You’ll know at the end of one myotherapy treatment if it will resolve your pain
  • Myotherapy is natural and non-invasive
  • Neuroma surgery costs thousands of dollars and requires time off work
  • Myotherapy solutions are cheap and don’t have any recovery time at
  • Walking is easier after every myotherapy session
  • Myotherapy is Simple, Safe and Effective
  • After surgery you will have four very inconvenient weeks on crutches and not be able to weight bare
  • The pain after the surgery is intense and lasts for weeks and months
  • The pain of myotherapy is brief and inconsequential compared to the pain of your neuroma – let alone the weeks of pain immediately after you have part of your nerve cut away.
  • Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain

Resolve my pain

This short video outlines Lyns Story: https://youtu.be/5QvelIBAl4A

FAQs

Do I need surgery for my Morton’s Neuroma?

There are plenty of ways to resolve mortons neuroma pain quickly. We have had consistently good results in under 5 treatments using myotherapy techniques such as Cold Laser, Electro needling and massage to the calves – it is important to find the most appropriate footwear for your presentation. If Myotherapy doesn’t work for you - you can still get the surgery.

How do U treat Morton’s neuroma without surgery?

Some neuromas are non-operable – we’ve had good results with them.

Appropriate footwear and myotherapy techniques that improve the blood flow of the nerve (using cold laser and electro needling) – rapidly reducing swelling, inflammation and pain.

Ultrasound guided cortisone is another non-surgical intervention – a number of people we have treated have had cortisone without success before coming to us.

Do neuromas go away on their own?

In the early stages of a neuroma symptoms may only occur intermittently. But when an aggravation to the nerve becomes severe enough that it occurs several times a month or the pain doesn’t really go away the inflammation in the nerve is unlikely to reduce without an intervention. If treated early enough there are no ramifications to having had a Morton’s Neuroma.

Can Morton's Neuroma be cured?

Different strategies work for different presentations. We have had profound success by using cold laser to help the nerve inflammation dissipate and electro needling to improve blood flow to the nerve. We have found this quickly leads to pain resolution, reduction in nerve symtpms and a return to weight bearing activities.

What is Morton's Neuroma Surgery?

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery is a procedure to extract the swollen fibrotic part of the nerve in the foot. The swelling causes to its surrounding structures putting pressure on the nerve itself causing pain, nerve sensations such as numbness and tingling and burning irritation.

How is Morton's Neuroma Surgery done?

Surgery usually involves putting the patient under general anaesthetic. There are two types of approaches: dorsal and plantar. Dorsal involves the incisions on the top of the foot which allows the patient to walk soon post-surgery. Plantar, involves surgery on the sole of the foot. During recovery, patients need to be on crutches for aproximately 3-6 weeks and will be unable to wear footwear as the injury sight will bleed. A scar may result from the surgery which may be uncomfortable when walking.

What is the success rate of Morton's Neuroma Surgery?

Following a surgery, long term improvements may vary. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain. In addition to this, success rates may vary depending on the state of the patient. Factors such as severity of the pain, quantity, and age can affect surgical success rates. During recovery, patients need to be on crutches for aproximately 3-6 weeks and will be unable to wear footwear as the injury sight will bleed. A scar may result from the surgery which may be uncomfortable when walking.

How long to recover from Morton's Neuroma Surgery?

Following a surgery, long term improvements may vary. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain. In addition to this, success rates may vary depending on the state of the patient. Factors such as severity of the pain, quantity, and age can affect surgical success rates. Expect 4-6 weeks on crutches which may affect your ability to drive.

Knead myotherapy offers a conservative intervention that is usually succesful in 3- 5 treatments. It will be clear after the first treatment if your pain is reducing and our method will work to resolve your neuroma.

Does Morton's Neuroma Surgery work?

Following a surgery, long term improvements may vary. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain. In addition to this, success rates may vary depending on the state of the patient. Factors such as severity of the pain, quantity, and age can affect surgical success rates. During recovery, patients need to be on crutches for aproximately 3-6 weeks and will be unable to wear footwear as the injury sight will bleed. A scar may result from the surgery which may be uncomfortable when walking.

Can Morton's Neuroma return after surgery?

Following a surgery, long term improvements may vary. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain. In addition to this, success rates may vary depending on the state of the patient. Factors such as severity of the pain, quantity, and age can affect surgical success rates. During recovery, patients need to be on crutches for aproximately 3-6 weeks and will be unable to wear footwear as the injury sight will bleed. A scar may result from the surgery which may be uncomfortable when walking.

What to expect in a Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

If you have been diagnosed with Morton’s Neuroma, generally, the initial treatment is non-operative. Success rate of neuroma surgery are imprecise at only 65% of people becoming being pain free after the procedure.

How successful Morton's Neuroma Surgery?

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery success rate ranges from 55 – 85%. This variation depends on the skills of the surgeon, the severity of your condition and the type of procedure performed on the day. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain.

Should I have Morton's Neuroma Surgery?

There are plenty of ways to resolve Morton’s neuroma pain quickly. We have had consistently good results in under 5 treatments using myotherapy techniques such as Cold Laser, Electro needling and massage to the calves – it is important to find the most appropriate footwear for your presentation.

How long does Morton's Neuroma Surgery take?

This is highly variable to your case. If it involves a single case of Morton’s Neuroma, it may take shorter. On the other hand, if it involves multiple cases, then a longer, more extensive procedure may take place. Multiple surgeries may also be involved. Recovery will involve time off work, and 4-6 weeks on crutches.

Is Morton's Neuroma Surgery painful?

The painful part of neuromal surgery is the 6 weeks recovery in which you are unable to weight bear (using crutches) with your foot elevated. Each case will be unique, but the Mortons neuroma support groups almost all describe a difficult 4 weeks post operatively.

What are the side effects of Morton's Neuroma Surgery

Bleeding from the incision, pain, crutches for 4-6 weeks, difficulty preparing food and driving.

When Morton's Neuroma needs surgery?

Morton’s Neuroma can be treated initially with myotherapy. Using myotherapy techniques such as Cold Laser, Electro needling and massage to the calves – as well as finding the most appropriate footwear and toe domes. If the individual’s quality of life is being significantly reduced, the pain is quite severe and if conservative treatment has been ineffective, surgery is an option. If the neuroma’s size is less than 0.8 cm, then there is a chance that the symptoms can lessen from surgery.

Does Morton's Neuroma require Surgery?

Not necessarily – statistically only 65% of surgeries are successful at resolving pain associated with neuroma. The surgery is expensive and requires 4-6 weeks on crutches.

Morton's Neuroma in both feet

This is not unusual, particularly when footwear is the culprit, such as narrow toed high heels, or motor cycle boots. Often symptoms start in one foot, and to avoid the pain in the first foot we overuse the second foot. Myotherapy solutions involving low level laser, expert deep tissue massage and electro needling to improve nerve function can have a rapid and profund impact on neuromas that are less than 3 years old.

Morton's Neuroma's size for Surgery

Size is not the deciding criteria, rather the severity of the symptoms. Some MRI studies show enlarged nerve in a asymptomatic foot while some studies show normal sized neuromas in the setting of a very painful foot.

Does Morton's Neuroma affect both feet?

This is not unusual, particularly when footwear is the culprit, such as narrow toed high heels, or motor cycle boots. Often symptoms start in one foot, and to avoid the pain in the first foot we overuse the second foot. Myotherapy solutions involving low level laser, expert deep tissue massage and electro needling to improve nerve function can have a rapid and profund impact on neuromas that are less than 3 years old.

Can you get Morton's Neuroma for both feet?

This is not unusual, particularly when footwear is the culprit, such as narrow toed high heels, or motor cycle boots. Often symptoms start in one foot, and to avoid the pain in the first foot we overuse the second foot. Myotherapy solutions involving low level laser, expert deep tissue massage and electro needling to improve nerve function can have a rapid and profund impact on neuromas that are less than 3 years old.

Treating Morton's Neuroma without surgery

There are plenty of ways to treat Morton’s Neuroma without surgical intervention. Using myotherapy techniques such as Cold Laser, Electro needling and massage to the calves – as well as finding the most appropriate footwear and toe domes. Do not avoid getting treatment. Early Myotherapy treatments and podiatry can resolve Morton’s Neuroma symptoms easily.

Appropriate footwear and myotherapy techniques that improve the blood flow of the nerve – rapidly reducing swelling, inflammation and pain. Some neuromas are non-operable –

Can Morton's Neuroma be cured without surgery?

Appropriate footwear and myotherapy techniques that improve the blood flow of the nerve – rapidly reducing swelling, inflammation and pain. Some neuromas are non-operable – we’ve had good results with them. Ultrasound guided cortisone is another non-surgical intervention – many people we have treated have had cortisone without success. There are plenty of ways to treat Morton’s Neuroma without surgical intervention. Using myotherapy techniques such as Cold Laser, Electro needling and massage to the calves – as well as finding the most appropriate footwear and toe domes.

Will Morton’s Neuroma heal by itself?

Morton’s Neuroma will not heal by itself. It is the symptoms that usually recur depending on the shoes that you are wearing and how much time you spend on your feet. Often, the symptoms go away completely. However, the swelling will remain.

Will Morton’s Neuroma ever go away?

Morton’s Neuroma will not heal by itself. It is the symptoms that usually recur depending on the shoes that you are wearing and how much time you spend on your feet. Often, the symptoms go away completely.

Post Morton's Neuroma surgery nerve pain

Nerve pain after a Morton’s Neuroma Surgery is commonly referred to as ‘Post Neurectomy Pain’. Studies have shown up to 35% of people have the neuroma removed and STILL experience pain.

Morton's Neuroma Surgery risks

Medical complications include:

  • Stroke
  • Drug reaction
  • Heart attack
  • Blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Death in exceedingly rare circumstance

 

Surgical complications include:

  • Recurrence for neuroma – the growth of neuroma in very small percentages
  • Infection – this is commonly due to the antibiotics administered pre- and post-surgery.
  • Toe numbness – The never of that supplies the web space is removed along with the neuroma.
  • Wound healing problems – often happens to diabetics or smokers. If you do smoke, you should stop smoking 4 weeks before the operation.

 

Conclusion

Morton’s Neuroma doesn’t have to be an ongoing situation. Even the most severe symptoms can resolve quickly with the right approach. Surgery is not the only option to Live Pain Free.

Links

https://nevadanervesurgery.org/conditions-we-treat/failed-mortons-neuroma-surgery/

https://www.medscape.com/answers/308284-123919/what-are-the-possible-complications-of-morton-neuroma

https://www.mortonsneuroma.com/mortons-neuroma/stump-neuroma-mortons-neuroma-revision-surgery/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8241193.stm

https://www.health.harvard.edu/a_to_z/mortons-neuroma-a-to-z

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/179773.php

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Roger Morelli
Roger Morelli is a Myotherapist at Knead Massage in Brisbane CBD. He loves helping clients improve their quality of life with effective Myotherapy and corrective exercise treatments. He has a special interest in lower limb issues after experiencing a life changing car accident 20 years ago.
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