Re: need doctor in Los Angeles for Neuroma surgery
I have had several foot surgeries for Morton's neuroma. I do not live in Los Angeles, but felt I just had to write you. (I am not a doctor, but a patient who can tell you what I have been through and have heard similar from other neuroma patients). I strongly advise against neuroma surgery. I cannot say this strongly enough. Once a nerve is cut it can (and usually does) grow back - and then you get even more neuromas. This happened to me. I admit I had multiple neuroma surgeries intially so my situation is surely the worst one can be - just one surgery is not as severe but I still say stay away from it. Your toe will feel tight and numb. If it's the right foot - which you use to drive - or if you have a clutch/standard car stay away from the surgery. I can't drive anymore due to what has happened to me. The first five years after the surgery were great - but then as scar tissue grew in and more neuromas arose and I am a mess. I can't walk more than 1/8 mile and I can't keep my shoes on more than a few minutes w/o cramping etc. I know others in my situation. My doctors told me they rarely do this surgery now. Try orthotics, physical therapy, massage and foot exercises first. I wish someone had told me that. Massage and PT can release soft tissue problems in the foot that sometimes make the neuroma seem worse than it is. If you have surgery, it also affects the circulation in the foot. Your foot will never be the same or feel the same - in the long run. Wait for better surgical techniques in the future. I hope this helps some.
Last edited by moderator2; 09-25-2007 at 04:23 AM.