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I seem to have a Morton's neuroma beteween my third & fourth toes. I get a sharp burning pain after I have been running over an hour which is relieved by removing my shoe. Narrow shoes or those with a curved last also cause a similar pain. I can also feel it, even in wide, flat shoes. I've entered the Dublin Marathon in October and I want to try the most conservative treatments first.
I've tried off-the-peg podiatric treatments such as orthotics and metatarsal pads but these, if anything, irritate rather than help. I'm now left with either steriod injections or surgery. Does anyone out there have any experience of either treatment?
I've also heard that there is a newish technique of cryogenic ablation which freezes the neuroma to death rather than excises it. However, this seems to be rare in the UK but common in the USA. Anyone have any experience of this?
I've been to see my G.P. and at the moment I'm waiting for an orthopeadic appointment for ultrasound examination and hopefully steriod injections.