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Old 07-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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Question 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.


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Old 07-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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Re: stump neuroma

I had the neurectomy only. From what I learned about that procedure and the decompression procedure, I'm leaning towards not a stump neuroma either. The decompression surgery is such an awful attempt to ease this that I truly don't see how they allow it all. It can cause so many problems down the road with the bones separating and moving. Could that be the issue? Sometimes they can rub against the site where the nerve ending from the neurectomy is buried and cause problems. I had that with mine as I had a ganglion cyst come up right over the site and then had a stress fracture right next to it also! My surgeon said everything had shifted so we used a met pad under that region tosee if we could shift things back and it worked. Just a thought! So sorry you had to go thru this.

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