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Morton’s Neuroma Excision

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What Is Morton’s Neuroma Excision?

Morton’s Neuroma Excision is a surgical procedure aimed at alleviating the symptoms of Morton’s neuroma, a painful condition involving the thickening of nerve tissue in the ball of the foot. During the excision, the affected nerve is either partially or completely removed, providing relief from pain and discomfort. This intervention is considered when conservative treatments fail to offer sufficient relief, offering a targeted solution to improve overall foot function and enhance the patient’s quality of life.

Morton’s Neuroma Excision May Benefit:

  • Persistent Foot Pain: For those enduring chronic pain in the ball of the foot, especially during weight-bearing activities.

  • Nerve Compression Symptoms: Individuals with sensations of tingling, burning, or numbness due to nerve compression in the forefoot.

  • Unresponsive to Conservative Treatments: When traditional measures like footwear modifications and orthotics provide inadequate relief.

  • Limitations in Daily Activities: Individuals facing restricted mobility and discomfort hindering their regular activities.


  • Preoperative Assessment: Comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s medical history and symptoms.

  • Anesthesia Administration: Application of local or regional anesthesia for pain management during the procedure.

  • Incision: Surgeon makes a small incision on the top or side of the foot, providing access to the affected nerve.

    • Nerve Identification: Careful identification and isolation of the neuroma-affected nerve.
    • Nerve Excision: Surgical removal of the neuroma, either partially or completely, to relieve compression and associated symptoms.
    • Closure: Closure of the incision with sutures or staples.
    • Postoperative Care: Implementation of a postoperative care plan, including pain management and wound care.
    • Recovery and Rehabilitation: Gradual resumption of weight-bearing activities under guidance.
    • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups to monitor healing and address any concerns.


    • Postoperative Monitoring: Close observation in the immediate recovery phase.
    • Gradual Resumption of Activities: Incremental return to weight-bearing activities under professional guidance.
    • Pain Management: Utilization of prescribed medications and techniques to manage postoperative discomfort.
    • Wound Care: Adherence to postoperative care instructions for proper wound healing.
    • Rehabilitation: Implementation of a tailored rehabilitation plan to enhance foot strength and flexibility.
    • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular check-ups to monitor healing progress and address any postoperative concerns.
    • Patient Education: Comprehensive guidance on self-care measures and activities during the recovery period.



    Morton’s Neuroma Excision consistently yields positive outcomes. Primarily, patients experience a significant reduction in chronic foot pain, promoting a newfound sense of comfort in daily activities. Concurrently, improved functionality becomes evident, granting individuals enhanced mobility and the ability to navigate their routines with greater ease. Moreover, the resolution of nerve compression symptoms, such as tingling or numbness, underscores the procedure’s efficacy in addressing the root cause of discomfort.

    However, it’s imperative to acknowledge the inherent variability in individual responses. While many achieve enduring benefits, the extent of success is contingent on factors like the severity of preoperative conditions. Regular follow-up appointments with specialists play a crucial role, diligently tracking sustained improvements and promptly addressing any emerging concerns. This underscores the dynamic nature of the recovery process and the importance of personalized care for each patient on their path to lasting relief.

    If you would like to speak to an Orthopedic Specialist, give us a call at 817-697-4038, or contact us over the web. Tele-medicine appointments are also available.