Morton’s neuroma

I am getting very frustrated dealing with the pain of morton’s neuroma. I have had steroid injections twice (two weeks apart) and am not getting any relief from them. I ice my feet and still have pain. I take ibuprofen and still have pain. I am waiting for orthotics. What else can I do? Is there any exercises I can do? Will this pain ever go away?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    When I have a patient with neuroma pain and they are not responding to steroid injections I then go to alcohol injections. The goal of steroid injections is to decrease the inflammation around the neuroma while the alcohol injections are more specific to actually decreasing the size of the neuroma.

    Alcohol injections are done 1 week apart for 3 – 6+ weeks. Relief is typically felt after just 1 or 2 injections. If the alcohol injections do not provide relief then additional options include radiofrequency ablation or surgical excision. The orthotics are a good adjunct as they may provide you relief by redistributing pressure off of that area. If you have not felt relief so far I would speak to your doctor about additional options.

    I hope this helps!

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