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What is the recovery time for foot neuroma surgery?

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Old 01-20-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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What is the recovery time for foot neuroma surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot neuroma surgery?

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Old 01-21-2008, 05:43 AM   #2
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Re: What is the recovery time for foot neuroma surgery?

Assuming the incision is on the top of the foot, you will walk out of the surgery center with a boot of some kind on that foot. Stitches out at 2 weeks. After that, full recovery - that is, no twitches, no tingles, no swelling of any kind, able to do anything you have the aptitude to do with nary a thought of the foot - should be about 12 months. That being said, you should be able to wear whatever shoes you want, dance, jog, etc at about a month. My doctor explained to me that the recovery was not linear...that there would be times when I felt some twinges, etc but that would be normal. He was right. I was back dancing at 3 weeks and wore all my shoes at about a month but still had off and on twinges as the end of the nerve healed. It was a very successful surgery for me.

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Re: What is the recovery time for foot neuroma surgery?


I had several neuromas surgeries. From the top of the foot the recovery is usually easy - I was walking pretty normal in about a month. I used crutches just to help me for a week - but the dr. said I could walk as soon as I was awake after the surgery - because it's on the TOP of the foot. BUT. I - in my patient opinion - strongly suggest do NOT get the surgery. I cannot emphasize this enough. I was great for 5 years but then it came back - whenever they cut a nerve it can grow back and new neuromas form that are MUCH worse than the original one - then you also have scar tissue - then you get stuck in endless surgeries. Then they will tell you MAYBE then can get it from the TOP of the foot another time around but after that usually it's UNDER the foot - which can be a huge problem for various reasons. I suggest discussing the following with your dr prior to any surgery: foot orthotics, foot exercises, physical therapy, massage therapy to the foot including myfascial release and active release technique - anything but surgery. My first surgery was in 1995 and now here I am - many surgeries later a MESS - cannot drive - cannot wear shoes - literally - and cannot walk much at all - and I used to be a walker - like 5 miles a day or more - and since cannot even get down my driveway. So really really think about all this - I'm hoping you do not get into this mess.

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