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.