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Posted by Sue Goben on September 25, 1999 at 11:08:38:

In Reply to: foot-neuromas posted by Patty on May 08, 1999 at 06:36:18:

I too have a neuroma. Mine is on the left foot. I had surgery approx. 15 years ago. In less than a year, I started having the pain again. I revisited the doctor and he advised that I most likely had begun to develop scar tissue around the nerve. Nothing further was done at that time and now is it getting progressively worse. I am unable to walk for very long. It henders my work which requires walking at the office. I no longer walk for excercise and cannot shop more than 1/2 hour at a time or would be unable to walk back to my car. At times the only relief (and I have done this at the mall) is to remove my shoe, spread my toes and wait for relief before putting my shoe back on. Then I head for the car because I know it will come right back. Not a good way to live. I am nearing retirement age and would like to find relief so I can enjoy the retirement (trips and such). I am now seeing a new doctor. He has taken exrays to find out the extent of the problem. I will see him again next week. He suggests shots or surgery. Surgery would require being off from work, etc for several weeks. I would rather not do that but if this pain continues I must find relief some way. Also being a senior, I love dancing with my dance group. This does not allow more than an hour of pain free dancing. The doctor has put pads in my arch to relieve the pressure from the ball of my foot. This has helped some.

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