Neuroma is a sharp, burning pain that typically occurs at the ball of the foot between the toes when the nerve becomes inflamed. Neuroma of the area between the 3rd and 4th toe is called Morton’s Neuroma. Neuroma can also cause numbness and tingling across the entire forefoot. Typically, symptoms occur after extended periods of activity.
Neuroma surgery is invasive and causes quite a bit of trauma to the foot. InStep Foot Clinic offer sclerosing injections as a less invasive alternative. Sclerosing injections will yield the same results as surgery without the invasiveness and recovery of the surgical option. Sclerosing kills the nerves in the area of injection. We will often recommend sclerosing injections to patients who are experiencing neuroma pain. The procedure is safe, minimally invasive and has a very good success rate.
The procedure involves an injection into the area of the inflamed nerve once a week over a 6-10 week period. The procedure takes about 5-10 minutes each visit.
Q: Is the sclerosing injection painful?
A: The only pain that you would feel would be during the injection. Keep in mind that we use the smallest needle available to minimize any pain during the injection.
Q: Will my foot be in pain after the sclerosing injection?
A: No, there is typically no pain experienced after the injection.
Q: Will I be able to do every day, normal activities right after the sclerosing injection? Will I have to take time off of work?
A: Yes, you can resume normal activities immediately after the injection.
Q: Will the neuroma ever come back?
A: Because the sclerosing destroys the inflamed nerve, the neuroma should never come back.
Q: How do I care for my foot after the sclerosing injection?
A: No aftercare is required.
Q: How much does it cost for sclerosing injection?
A: Please contact our office via phone or email to find out pricing.
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