Thanks for sharing your experience. I am REALLY pleased I had the surgery in October 2013. I am now pain free. This is brilliant- as before the op I was getting electric shock pains in my foot. Now I have some permanent numbness and it feels a bit like i have a crease in my sock when I walk.......; but I am satisfied with this result.
My surgeon is very cautious about me exercising too soon causing the wound to break down. I have been told not to exercise until the New Year. This is ok- and I am looking forward to using the gym again in January! I hope to start running outside again once the evenings are lighter. It has taken a year from being seen by my GP and then referred on the NHS to have the surgery. It has been well worth the wait.
Keep up your running and thanks again for replying to my post
A week ago I had my Morton's neuroma surgically excised. It was 13mm by 6mm. The nerve was removed as well. The surgeon made the incision on the top of my foot. I understand that incisions on the foot base take longer to heal and may become thickened and painful in runners.
i was discharged from hospital the following day after having had a general anaesthetic. I am partially weight bearing on crutches. My toes are bruised; but I have only a small amount of pain- NB I am not putting any weight on the front of my foot. I took painkillers routinely for 2days; but after this time I haven't needed pain killers
i had a GA and also a nerve block. This block was a local anaesthetic and given for pain control. It was great and lasted 24hrs. When I was numb I used a frame to hop to the toilet!
i have an appt in one weeks time to get my sutures removed. I am wondering how long it will be before I can exercise again and will be asking the consultant. I believe I will be able to cycle and row before I can run.
The surgeon told me that it could be upto 6 months before I know if the surgery has been successful.
can anyone share their experience of surgery for a Morton's neuroma and also of their recovery? I am really interested in the recovery procedure
I've got the camelbak octane. I am a slight female runner and find this hydration pack very useful and comfortable. It has a waist and chest strap and doesn't bounce- even when the bladder is full. On the waist strap/belt there are 2 side compartments where I store gels or jelly babies. When you fill the bladder- squeeze out the xs air before closing the seal.....this helps to prevent the "sloshing" noise of the water when you run. Another tip is when it is not in use- store the bladder in the freezer- this helps prevent mould. When you need it- pour boiling water on the water tube to dissolve any ice that may have formed. If you are going to buy a camelbak: I strongly recommend a one with a chest and waist strap. I had a cheaper version and it only had a chest strap: it bounced when I ran.
I ran too much and didn't take adequate nutrition for the distances I was running(upto marathon training). I too have a history of osteoporosis in my family. I had several metatarsal stress fractures(3 x) whilst running. A DEXA bone density scan picked up I too had osteoporosis. I had treatment, took calcium/vit D, reduced my running and improved my nutrition. This all went in my favour. I am now 42yrs and have osteopenia in my lower spine;but my hips are in the lower range of normal. I get a DEXA scan every 2 yrs.
As Elspeth says: if you are concerned;you could ask for a DEXA scan. If you are underweight: I suggest you also discuss with your GP what a healthy BMI is for you.
It is very comfy to run with and holds a change of clothes( not bulky ones) and a v. small towel( obviously without the bladder). It has a waist and chest strap and does not bounce around. I think I paid around £40 online. I really like it and it doesn't chafe.