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1/20/20 8:55 A

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I also had pain in my right foot, plus a quail-egg size soft mass on the top of my foot that was tender to the touch. Physician had the idea that it might be Morton's Neuroma, but I transferred from Florida to Tennessee before I could follow up with podiatrist. And the problem decreased tremendously on its own during that time.

Then it returned with a vengeance and I had x-rays taken and went to podiatrist. She confirmed that it wasn't MN, but a soft-tissue swelling being caused by some gnarly bone spurs and osteoarthritis. She gave me a shot of corticosteroid in the top of my foot and recommended making sure that shoes did not fit tightly across that part of my foot. No more clogs :( I just try to make sure that my footwear has low instep so that area doesn't get irritated. I find that less-flexible footwear also helps, my feet hurt more when I wear flimsy but cute shoes. If you aren't already doing it, start gap-lacing your sneakers as you would for a high instep.

It still flares up periodically, and I start limping a little by the end of the day. The corticosteroid shots really did help, but I've got some other issues that caused my primary provider to advise against having more. The diclofenac gel has been a lifesaver, reducing the swelling and easing pain. It works fantastically for me, but your mileage may vary.

I hope that this helps you. Good luck with your journey!



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1/19/20 12:13 A

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Thanks for your info

Can you tell me more about your experience? One foot, both feet? Do you know the cause? I have read good things about surgical success. I am trying other things first, have been to my doctor, have had x-rays to rule out broken bones or arthritis (both negative), am scheduled for a soft tissue scan, but that will be in September (sigh the medical system is slow for non-urgent care) and am trying to think what to do and how to not cause permanent damage. My right foot has MN, my left foot is fine. I had something similar about 3 years ago with the same foot, and also had a soft tissue scan scheduled for many months after I saw the doctor and it got better before the scan appointment and in addition I forgot about the scan appointment so I didn't get any soft tissue damage information at that time. Maybe if I rest the foot, it will get better like last time, and then I will just be careful about how much pressure I put on the foot. Any more information about your experience would be very much appreciated !!


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1/17/20 7:45 P

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Are you 100% sure that it is Morton's neuroma? Doctors at first told me that's what was wrong with my feet, but it turned out to be arthritis and bone spurs causing some weird swelling on the top of my foot.

Diclofenac gel, also called Voltaren gel, was FANTASTIC for reducing the swelling and relieving the pain. Talk with your primary provider, and see if they think it would help you. Good luck!



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1/17/20 3:00 P

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Rest will help until you walk again. Orthotics might help, look it up on google. I had surgery to correct mine but conservative treatment first.

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1/16/20 4:17 P

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Anyone with experience with Morton's Neuroma?
I'm not sure what to do. Will it heal with rest? Can I do something to promote healing?


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