Morton's Neuroma

Pain and Numbness in the 3rd & 4th Toe

What is a Morton’s neuroma?

Morton’s neuroma is a condition that occurs due to thickening of tissue around the nerve that passes under the ligament connecting the toe bones in the forefoot. It usually develops between the third and fourth toes and is much more common in women.

If symptoms persist, surgery is the next step in getting you well by with resecting the ligaments holding the toes together or a small portion of the nerve of the neuroma.  If part of the nerve is removed, pain will be relieved, but you will lose some sensation between the 3rd and 4th toe, but this is normal.

What is the recovery time?

This is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in the ambulatory surgery center. You go in have in done and go home the same day. You will have a bulky dressing on for 48 hours but can start walking right away.  You will have crutches for a few days and progressively increase your activity. You will be sore after the surgery but may resume light duty work if need be in a few days and expect a full recovery in a few weeks.  This is an easy procedure to perform and the results are positive.  It can be a very effective at relieving this painful condition.

We are here to help. If you believe you are suffering from one of these conditions, we would love to deliver a diagnosis, get you treated and get you moving again.

Case of the Week - Unicondylar Knee ReplacementDr. Bramlett explains the details of a Partial Knee Replacement

This procedure involves replacing a single compartment of the knee with a custom cobalt chrome implant. This allows for an easier recovery and simpler surgery by comparison to a full knee replacement.