Facts about Morton’s neuroma #2: Signs for the diagnosis of Morton’s neuroma
Facts about Morton’s neuroma #2: Important signs for the diagnosis of Morton’s neuroma
Do you have Morton’s Neuroma? Two important clinical features for the diagnosis of Morton’s neuroma are:
- Aggravation of pain on weight bearing activities is reported in 91% of cases; and
- Resolution of pain after rest is reported in 81% cases of Morton’s neuroma.
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.