| | stump neuroma
I've had 2 decompression surgeries for neuroma - the third one was a neurectomy which developed into a stump neuroma. It didn't show up on the MRI and a specialist in Boston said sometimes they can branch off - it's not in the traditional place - at the bottom of the cut end but at the top under my toes - I've had 3 different doctors look at it - they don't think I have a neuroma and strongly advise against a 4th surgery - it's been extremely painful , especially in closed shoes - the neurectomy was 2 years ago - I seem to be getting slightly better but I don't know if that's just because it's summer and I'm wearing sandals (only padded birkenstocks). I'm supposed to schedule this awful surgery in 2 weeks to have it done in Sept. What I'm wondering is if anyone has ever gradually been healed from a stump neuroma and am I better off to not have the surgery. It's an unbearable decision to make as I'm 68 years old and have other health issues - the pain and stress could put me over the edge.