Ken has been struggling with Morton’s neuroma on his left foot for 3 to 4 years and tried steroid injections without any success.
Now, it’s 3-4 months after his procedure with us and 80% of his pain has gone away. He can walk without any pain and could not be happier. He is now able to walk and couldn’t be happier with how it has turned out.
My name’s Ken. I live in New Mexico. I’ve had this problem with my left foot with this Morton’s neuroma. I don’t know. I’ve been fighting it for three or four years. Had gone through and gotten the steroid shots and all that and it to run its course and then saw on the internet about Dr. Pearl. I thought, well, I’ve never been to Boston. Even my local doctor here said, “You should do it.” She thought it would be worth giving it a shot. My wife and I flew out there. It’s a long way, but it was really easy, and we set up and the people were great. I can’t say enough about how great the experience was. They did the procedure on my left foot. It’s been three months or so, four months now. I can’t even remember. I think that’s right. I just got to the point where they say, they call me back and see how you’re doing.
They said, “This will let you know where you’re going to be.” So, I’m there. I’m maybe a month or so past that. They said they shoot for, I think it was 80% of the pain, they want to get you back where 80% of the pain has gone away. I don’t want to tell you that it’s like brand new because it’s not, I still feel it. But this time last year, I had to walk on the side of my foot. I’m a life long outdoorsman. I spend my life outdoors. I walk a lot. I stay on my feet a lot. I’m able to walk without pain. It’s unbelievable. Can I feel it? Yes. Is it the kind of pain I was at where it just lights you up like before? No. I’m just ready to see if Dr. Pearl can fix my shoulders, my elbows. I got a right knee I’m ready to put her on.
At this point in time, I could not be happier. I’m excited about the future. I hope I don’t have to go back. I’ve had one treatment. I wouldn’t change it. If they told me, “You could get 20% better if you went for another one.” I’d say, “No, this is good enough,” because it’s so much better than it was. I’m literally able to walk when before I couldn’t. I still wear soft soled shoes as much as I can just because, out of habit, but I have worn hard sole shoes and it’s not a problem. I do, Dr. Pearl said, “Don’t go barefooted on hard floors.” She’s right. If you wear slippers, it’s much more comfortable. It’s not painful, but it’s just easier if you wear slippers. So, everything she’d said me to expect turned out to be what had happened, So maybe she’s good or I’m lucky or both, but I’m very, very happy. And again, I couldn’t be more proud and happy with how it’s turned out.
Since I had it done, I haven’t had one step where it lights you up with that pain that I was doing before that lights you up, kind of pain. I’ve not had any of that. Even after, it was early on, it was sore for the first weeks, two weeks, whatever it was. It was different sore. I’ve heard people talk about getting a knee replacement and they say, “Yeah, it’s sore after they do it, but it’s a different kind of pain.” That’s the way this was. I could tell immediately that, that lights you up, that nerve thing that just sets you on fire, I never experienced that again after she did the treatments. I’m fixing to turn 66. This time last year, I was really concerned about my mobility moving forward. As of today, I’m very confident that I’m moving in the right direction.