Minimally Invasive Morton's Neuroma Surgery: What is it?
In between the metatarsal bones and the toes on the bottom of the foot a nerve is pinched. As the nerve gets pinched, the nerve gets swollen, and we call this a neuroma.
A minimally invasive procedure (a single 2 mm incision) can be performed by opening up the space where the neuroma is pinched. This allows us to preserve the nerve, thus preventing the permanent numbness between the toes that is inevitable when the neuroma is cut.
Neuroma Surgery Recovery - General Facts
You can expect mild to moderate pain for a few days
You are allowed to walk on the foot the day after surgery
You may use crutches or a walker if you need support
You may drive by about 4 days if it is your left foot, and 7 days if your right foot
You can start exercising as soon as you are comfortable but in the surgical sandal
You will be able to wear a sneaker type shoe at about 6 weeks
The toes will remain puffy and swollen for about 3-6 months