Some simple and effective treatments for Morton’s Neuroma
Basic treatment options
Orthotic devices: These devices are fit into the shoes of patients having this condition to re- position certain parts of the foot for stress reduction. Off the shelf orthotics and even better, custom orthotics can help and even resolve early Morton’s Neuroma cases.
As these fail, Morton’s Neuroma becomes complex and can no longer be treated through orthotic devices. In such cases, treatments like deep tissue massage, physical therapy and stretching exercises are recommended.
Modification in footwear and the right type of physical therapy along with proper medications are the good treatment options, which can be effective in alleviating the pain and reducing the symptoms of this problem.
Corticosteroid injections: These injections are frequently used along with physical therapy and medications to deal with Morton’s Neuroma. The steroids are injected directly usually under ultrasound guidance into the nerve where inflammation is taking place to improve mobility and ease pain. In 30% of the cases, medical therapy and corticosteroid injections completely treat Morton’s Neuroma.
In more severe cases of Morton’s Neuroma where either the condition has been diagnosed after persisting for a few months or simple methods of treatments have failed, procedures such as Ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation, Ultrasound guided cryotherapy ablation, and Ultrasound guided neurolytic procedures are performed. If a patient visits the doctor during the initial stages, the likelihood of being cured through basic Morton’s neuroma treatment options is high. However, in cases where this problem is caused mostly because of sports injury or natural foot deformity, surgical treatment becomes mandatory.