An experience of Morton’s Nueroma surgery
I just had the excision surgery on 2/4. Contrary to some expectations, I was not able to walk right after surgery. I needed crutches and I had to keep weight off that foot for the most part. I kept my foot elevated constantly and once or twice a day, I would try to take a few steps. It has slowly improved. I’m on my fifth week and have graduated to a walking stick.
The incision pain still hurts and the boot sometimes bothers me so much in that area that I feel like it’s itching and burning. I have to remove or loosen it. I also have had a tremendous amount of bruising. My foot turned purple all over including some of my toes. I still have some swelling on the ball of my foot which prevents me from stepping on it fully or flexing while I step fully. I can’t go down stairs comfortably although I have mastered a crab like descent with my stick. Going up is easier but my right leg gets tired from being the main support. I do experience hot shooting pains and my toes feel as if they are on fire sometimes. Blankets bother me as if they weigh too much. I have random aches and pains. Sometimes I wake up with a tremendous toe cramp that spreads my toes so wide, I fear that my newly grown skin will burst open. I’m hoping it will get better. I’m hoping this won’t always feel this way. Right now, I feel like I still have a knot under my foot. I’m hoping that will fade. Sensation loss is a definite. I also noticed that the two affected toes are straighter than their right foot counterparts.
I think this is something that needs to be researched more and discussed. There is far too little available information out there, especially from those in the podiatry field themselves. Hope I added to your intention on this blog!