Morton’s Neuroma Surgery in New Jersey
Don’t make any decisions about Morton’s neuroma surgery until you contact the specialists at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons, based out of Cedar Knolls, NJ.
What is Morton’s Neuroma Surgery?
Most commonly, a neuroma is a type of growth that occurs on nerve tissue, which is typically benign, although the term can also reference nerve swelling. The four main types of neuromas are Ganglioneuroma, which affects automatic nerve fibers; Neurofibroma and Neurilemmoma, which affect the nerve sheath; and Acoustic neuroma, named so because it grows on the inner ear nerve.
However, the most common neuroma to affect the feet is Morton’s Neuroma (also known as intermetatarsal neuroma), which is generally caused by compression of the nerve located between the third and fourth toes. Morton’s Neuroma can be painful, and is often caused by wearing shoes that compress the toes, especially high heels.
Benefits of Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
If you are experiencing tingling, or the sensation that a pebble is inside the ball of your foot (or elsewhere in your shoe), then you may be experiencing Morton’s neuroma. Once your neuroma surgery is complete, you may experience:
- Relief from pain or other types of discomfort
- The ability to return to normal activity
How is Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Performed?
Neuroma surgery, also known as a neurectomy, generally involves removal of the nerve that is experiencing irritation or contains the growth.
Your surgeon will make a small incision on the top of the foot. After dissecting through the tissue, the transverse metatarsal ligament is cut, eliminating pressure off the nerve and allowing the surgeon to access the neuroma.
A major advantage of this approach is the ability to bear weight on your foot post-operatively.
Preparing for Morton’s Neuroma Surgery
Before committing to a neuroma surgery, you’ll want to make sure that you and your Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons physician have exhausted all non-surgical options, including the use of orthotic devices, medications, injection therapy, and shoe modifications. However, if none of these options relieves your pain and discomfort, then neuroma surgery may be the next best option.
Depending on your diagnosis and treatment plan, your physician will discuss any necessary preparations or precautions that should be taken prior to your neuroma surgery.
Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Recovery
You will receive stitches during your surgery, so your physician will likely recommend one or more follow-up appointments in order to remove the stitches and learn about your progress.
Most neuroma surgery patients are walking around in their special shoe orthotic shoe after about 2 weeks and in their normal shoes after about 5 weeks.
About Our Team
Driven by the pursuit of excellence, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists. Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!