Making Sense of Medicine: A walk-through of Morton’s neuroma

Making Sense of Medicine: A walk-through of Morton’s neuroma

Morton's neuroma is one of the few medical -omas that does not indicate cancer, so your concern is misplaced.

Morton's neuroma is not only non-cancerous, but it was also not discovered by Morton.

Morton correctly described the neuroma's symptoms but incorrectly described what it is.

Then, in 1940, an Australian orthopedist named L.O.

Morton's neuroma was finally correctly described by Betts.

There are other conditions that can cause similar symptoms, such as capsulitis or bursitis, but Morton's neuroma is the most common.

Morton's neuroma is a benign fibrous tissue accumulation around the medial plantar nerve branches.

The plantar nerve is entrapped, which causes the neuroma to grow.

Morton believed that the entrapping culprits were the metatarsal bones themselves, but this is anatomically unlikely.

Irritation, injury, or compression of the plantar nerve are the most common direct causes of Morton's neuroma, with tight-toed shoes being the most common cause of compression.

Men are more likely to develop Morton's neuroma, and all but one of the Morton's neuroma patients I've seen have been men.

Nonsurgical treatments for Morton's neuroma are straightforward and can result in complete neuroma remission.

A cortisone injection may relieve pain in some cases, but it may not be effective in removing the neuroma.

In my practice, I've been successful in treating Morton's neuroma with MYK treatments.

Surgery is the last resort for Morton's neuroma relief, and there are several options.

The neuroma is usually located on the top of your foot between the two metatarsals, so the surgeon will make an incision there.

The neuroma-containing portion of the nerve, as well as some branches of the nerve that reach the skin on the bottom of your foot, are removed.

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