Morton's Neuroma Treatment
Treatment for Morton's neuroma usually includes an arch support, and shoes that provide a lot room in the toes. Additional treatment for Morton's neuroma may include injections of corticosteroid medication or surgery
Treatment options for Morton's neuroma include:
- Avoid high-heeled shoes
- Cushioned arch supports
- Metatarsal pad orthotics
- Supportive footwear
- Cold compresses:
- Apply for 20 minutes at a time, 2 to 3 times per day
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Celecoxib (Celebrex)
- Corticosteroid medications:
- Steroid injections for Morton's neuroma
- Surgery for Morton's neuroma
Morton's Neuroma Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of Morton's neuroma.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Will I need surgery?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having Morton's neuroma again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Morton's Neuroma Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Morton's neuroma:
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