Morton's Neuroma Surgery
A Morton’s neuroma is swelling and inflammation of a nerve that lies between two metatarsal bones of your foot. The trapped nerve can be surgically removed during a Morton’s neuroma surgery
Why Would It Be Performed?
Morton’s neuroma that does not respond to non-surgical treatment and is limiting your daily function can be surgically removed.
If you have Morton’s neuroma, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Tingling, burning or numbness in your toes
- Stabbing pain
- A feeling that you are walking on a pebble under the ball of the foot
What Does It Involve?
An incision is made on top of the foot between the metatarsal bones. The nerve is identified, and a short section of the swollen nerve is removed. The skin is stitched up and the foot dressed with a firm bandage.
For more information on what to expect after surgery, please click the link for a detailed patient guide on this surgery.