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Tigerrr

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Mortons Neuroma
« on: June 30, 2020, 03:58:10 pm »
I have this. It's a real nuisance.
I only discovered I had it after I bought the most expensive pair of boots as a 'you're worth it' gesture to myself. But they had a problem - a lump in the footbed on the left foot. I had a big discussion with the bootmaker who said the boots were just fine. I spent months trying to bash the lump out of the footbed. Even made a thermoplastic mould of my foot and wedged it in to compress the footbed.
Then I realised that I was finding my other shoes had the same problem. Duh.
It feels exactly like a lump in the shoe, or a folded sock under your foot. Becomes progressively more painful and like 'hotfoot'.
In the end you can't even wear the offending shoes.
Very pissed off - Trickers Burford boots were the best and now they sit on the shelf. Good shine though.
I don't think there is really a 'cure' - it's all part of the peripheral neuropathy of ageing badly.
In fact through it's relative as I have a rotation injury (type 3 sprained ankle) from 2 yrs ago that has never healed, swollen like a sock full of jelly, so I am walking stick material anyway these days.
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fboab

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Re: Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 04:22:34 pm »
I have it too.

I increasingly think most people who have hotfoot do, too.

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I don't think there is really a 'cure' - it's all part of the peripheral neuropathy of ageing badly.

My lovely foot & ankle guy at South Tees was very much of the opinion that this is not the case. There is a recognised pathway of care I have stepped into.

I have orthotics which make it worse by reducing the capacity of the toebox in my shoes. And had a steroid injection which made it better for about 6 months. The lump under the foot is only there when I have bursitis on the toe joint too.

I'm due for 'minimally invasive surgery' next, once non-covid activity resumes at UHND. My mum had it and has had the neuroma removed. My neuroma is secondary to me having Mortons Toe. That Morton, he was quite the foot guy.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 04:40:29 pm »
Ex-MrsLWaB had Morton’s Neuroma and surgical interventions on both feet eventually solved the problem. Be careful which surgical procedure is selected as one foot had a procedure early on that made things worse, if anything. That was later corrected and the other foot was successfully done using the second procedure.
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Re: Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2020, 07:12:09 pm »
I've got it in my right foot, or so I am led to believe. I had some insoles modified to act sa a mil dorthotic for a while, which may have helped and am aware of the surgical pathways. I think I've been fortunate so far in that I can still walk and run and cycle, although when it first appeared I was very uncomfortable for a few weeks or months. It felt like I'd landed badly on a rock and damaged the bones in my foot - my initial diagnosis!

Sometimes now I find my right foot feels stiff and awkward when I start running or walking, but usually eases and is fine.

I would explore the more dramatic surgical options if it was worse of course.

You have my sympathy.

hellymedic

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Re: Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 07:45:33 pm »
Some folk get relief from a metatarsal arch support/orthotic and very wide shoes.

Tigerrr

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Re: Mortons Neuroma
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 08:19:48 am »
I mostly wear flip flops now with spongy soles and that does the trick. Hard soles are a problem, although I have now devised an insole with a patch shaved out and that seems to give a bit of relief.
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