Morton’s Neuroma: Cryosurgery Or Open Surgery?
Morton’s neuroma is really painful to those people who suffer from it. There are many ways of treating morton’s neuroma depending on the severity of the situation. If the problem is not that severe, orthotics and coticosteroid injections are offered.
Cryosurgery is an alternative to open surgery. It involves freezing the axon of the nerve cells by inserting the probe to prevent it from signaling painful impulses. The probe’s temperature can be as low as –70 degrees Celsius. If the mass of the neuroma is huge and is deforming the foot, Open surgery or neurectomy is offered.
Open surgery or neurectomy is the surgical removal of nerve. After surgery, patients may take some antibiotics if there is an infection. Since the nerve is removed, patients may feel permanent loss of sensation. Patients are also advised to massage their foot for a fast healing.