Neuroma is a sharp, burning pain that usually occurs at the ball of the foot between the toes when the nerve becomes inflamed. It can also cause numbness and tingling across the entire forefoot. Morton's Neuroma is specific to pain between the 3rd and 4th toes.
Symptoms typically occur after extended periods of activity. Tight fitting shoes (e.g. high heels) can also cause symptoms. Increased pressure across the forefoot squeezes the nerve causing discomfort and a sharp pain.
MORE ABOUT SCLEROSING INJECTIONS
Sclerosing involves injecting alcohol into the affected nerve to kill the nerves in the area of injection. After the nerves have been sclerosed, the pain should not come back.
We offer sclerosing injections as a less invasive alternative to surgery. Sclerosing injections will yield the same results as surgery without the invasiveness and recovery of the surgical option.
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 5-7 week period. The procedure takes about 5 minutes each visit, and patients may resume regular activities immediately after treatment.