10 Signs you may have Morton’s neuroma

Do you have foot pain or metatarsalgia? What are the 10 signs that you may have Morton’s neuroma? We specialize in treating Morton’s neuroma.

Alcohol sclerosing injections Vs Alcohol neurolytic injections

Alcohol sclerosing Vs Alcohol neurolytic injections for Morton’s neuroma We discuss the difference and importance. We specialize in treating Mortons neuroma

What shoes should I wear for Morton’s neuroma?

We are often asked what shoes should I get for my Morton’s neuroma? Shoes are critical in preventing and treating Morton’s neuroma.Our recommendations are..

What conditions mimic Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma often mimics other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions of the foot, which makes it quite challenging to accurately diagnose.

Can I have Morton’s neuroma in both feet? Bilateral Morton’s neuroma?

Diagnosis of Morton's neuroma, Who gets Morton's Neuroma

Bilateral Morton's Neuromas

Yes, you can have Morton’s neuroma in both feet. In fact, Morton’s neuromas are bilateral (i.e. involving both feet) in 15% of patients.

The pain and discomfort due to Morton’s neuroma is independent of the size of the tumor, so you can have a very small Morton’s neuroma that is extremely painful or you can have a very large Morton’s neuroma that only gives you a little discomfort. When you see your medical provider, make sure he or she examines both feet carefully and try to see a provider with experience in diagnosing and treating Morton’s neuroma.

Toe-spacers and/or orthotics can be used to help space out metatarsal bones and these can be used as a preventive or therapeutic modality.

Janet D. Pearl, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of The Center for Morton’s Neuroma and Complete Spine and Pain Care, an interventional and integrated Pain Management program located in Framingham, Massachusetts. Previously, Dr. Pearl was the Co-Director of the Pain Management Center at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, where she was also the Director of the Fellowship program. She is the former Director of a satellite pain center of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pain Management Center, located at the HealthSouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Pearl held academic appointments at Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School. She serves on the Health Care Services Board of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents since 2000 as one of its physician representatives and is Chair of the Committee on Pain Management.

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