Re: Neuroma but no MRI show...yet surgery??
Did you take the MRI with 3T or with contrast? You should take a ultrasound test for neuroma. I am not a doctor but most of neuroma is diagonosed by ultrasound test. Some people said MRI is the most accurate tool but it cuts the picture by 3mm. If neuroma is very big, maybe more than 5 mm, it should show in the MRI but if it is less than 5 mm, MRI may not show neuroma. My ultrasound test said I have neuroma between second and third, size of 12mm and 15mm. But MRI does not show any, MRI said I have very small capsular tear. I do not have typical neuroma pain. I can not stand or wallk barefoot specially hard floor. I would not do any surgery nor any injection. Those injections could cause a fat pad atrophy. Some podiatrists say alcohol injections are not cause fat pad atrophy and some say they do.
There are several treatment for neuroma, cryosurgery, radio frequency ablation and alcohol injections. I had terrible experience with alcohol injections, I stoped 2 injections, first podiatrist even injected wrong interspaced. These injections made my feet worst.
I would recommend to you to take a ultrasound test and see what is going on.
Neuroma surgery is not urgent surgery, it is causing you pain but you could wait to find what is real problem because foot problems, symptoms are very similar. Find a doctor or podiatrist who is very good. From my experience, many podiatrists want to do injections, I think they can charge alot of money, but those injections could lead to permanent damage to you foot. Be very careful if you would want to do any injection treatment.