morton's neuroma Archives - DOC

#883 Do you have to a cut a ligament to remove a painful neuroma?

I had a call from a patient who wanted to know about surgical removal of Morton’s neuroma.

She said she went to the doctor. The doctor said, “Well, we can just take the nerve out. It is not a big deal. We do this all the time.”

The reason she called me for a second opinion was because the doctor told her we have to cut a ligament to take the painful nerve out.

She wanted to know if that was true, and whether or not that could cause a problem later.

Do you have to cut a ligament in the foot to remove a painful neuroma?

That is what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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#687 The 4 worst traits of a running shoe for Morton’s neuroma

One of the most common nerve related running injuries is a thing called Morton’s neuroma. A “neuroma” is just an irritated nerve. A “Morton’s neuroma” occurs specifically in the foot between the 3rd and 4th toes.

When a neuroma first starts, the nerve is just a little bit irritated, and it may feel a bit weird.

In one of the original descriptions of Morton’s neuroma, it described a sensation or feeling of wet leather being stuck to the bottom of the foot. That odd sensation is the result of the nerve getting aggravated. It starts to send little erroneous signals to your brain.

If the nerve is getting irritated, you want to make sure your running shoes are not making it worse.

What are the four worst traits of a running shoe if you have a Morton’s neuroma?

Well, that’s what we’re talking about today on the Doc On The Run Podcast.

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