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Dear Health Expert, I have foot pain where my third and ...

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Dear Health Expert, I have foot pain where my third and fourth toes are tingling on my right foot, and also pain on top of the same foot that travels to my ankle. I have no swelling and the pain is constant and gets progressively worse everyday.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

Greetings.

This can be Morton's neuroma. The other possibilities to be considered are metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal bursal fluid collections, Hammer toe, etc. If the x-rays have not given a conclusive evidence of the other disorders, an MRI is needed for the confirmation of the Morton's neuroma. Read the resources;

http://www.podiatrychannel.com/mortonneuroma/index.shtml

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mortons-neuroma/DS00468

Following measures may help you;

1) soft-soled shoes with a wide toe box and low heel

2) cryotherapy,

3) ultrasound (iontophoresis, phonophoresis),

4) deep tissue massage, and

5) stretching exercises

You need to take active help of physical therapist for the management.

If these measures are not helpful, you may need surgical excision of the area of fibrosis in the common digital nerve.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

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Experience: MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Awesome, thank you!!! I was told that I have morton's neuroma and sinus tarsi syndrome and am scheduled for surgery next week, but maybe I'll look into this more.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 years ago.

You are welcome.

Best wishes and kindest regards.

Dr. Arun

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