MORTON’S NEUROMA KANSAS CITY OVERLAND PARK
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about Morton’s Neuroma
Morton’s Neuroma is an enlarged nerve that usually occurs between the third and fourth toes, but a neuroma can also occur between the second and third toes. It causes shooting or burning pain on the ball of the foot. The pain can occur when walking but nerve pain can also happen with no weight on your foot.
It causes shooting or burning pain on the ball of the foot.
The nerve lies in the subcutaneous tissue, just above the fat pad on the bottom of the foot between the metatarsal bones. The ground pushes up on the enlarged nerve with each step causing the nerve to be pinched between the metatarsal bones causing pain. The nerve normally gets bigger from the pinching and increases in pain as the problem gets worse.
about Morton’s Neuroma
The most common symptom is localized pain between the metatarsal bones on the bottom of the foot. It can be sharp and is worsened by shoes or walking. Many times people have shooting or throbbing pain when they are off their feet.
Usually it is easy, there is localized pain on the bottom of the foot. Commonly simply palpation to the area elicits pain when we hold the foot and push carefully on the area which causes an audible click which is the nerve being pinched between the metatarsal bones.
In most cases a mild steroid injection is given 1 to 3 times over a few weeks period. This can reduce the pain. The injection is given from the top of the foot with a cold spray, this significantly reduces discomfort from the shot. If pain persists, chemical neurolysis injections can be used its generally very helpful but may result in slight numbness to the nerve area. In some cases, custom orthotics can help also.
If pain persists, chemical neurolysis injections can be used its generally very helpful but may result in slight numbness to the nerve area.
Surgery is rarely necessary, The incision is made on top of the foot to prevent a bad scar on the sole of the foot this also allows for early weight-bearing after surgery, which can be performed in the office or outpatient. Complications are rare, but the nerve can redevelop.
I was looking for hammertoe surgery. Along with some foot swelling. Over the past year I talked to three podiatrist. And also went to three orthopedic surgeons. I needed some thing done minimally, because I was getting a total knee replacement in October 2020. As I searched for minimally invasive surgery, I came across Dr Bembynista in his KCNorth office. He Assessed my feet. Diagnose the issue with my swelling, that nobody else has been able to. Injected that area painlessly. Explained the situation with my orthotics. And scheduled me for a very small procedure to correct my toe. It was done in the Overland Park office where he had more equipment. The only discomfort that I had was with a little numbing. His procedure was able to uncross my toe, the other doctors were wanting to use pins for six weeks through my toe, removing part of the bone, the metatarsal. None of this was needed. As I talk to him I listened and learned that he stays up on all new foot procedures. His office was friendly. I would describe Dr. Bembynista as brilliant with foot issues and has a Delightful personality! I am a retired RN. I was very impressed! Surgery was 4 weeks ago! Back in sneakers, 4 days post procedure.
September 23, 2021
wonderful, wonderful experience. Had a very painful callous right under my pinky toe. I also had a very painful spot in my foot. I was unaware that this pain was being caused by the bone itself. Well, Dr. Bembynista, injected my foot (very painlessly) and also trimmed the callous. Within hours, my foot was already feeling better. I was able to walk without any pain. No downtime, no surgery, back to work directly after my appointment!!! Thanks so much for this minimally invasive resolution to my foot pain!!!!
February 14, 2022
I was told by several surgeons that I would need hammertoe surgery to correct painful corns on both of my 4th toes. Dr. Bembynista told me that wasn’t necessary and injected them for me. Not only did the pain subside, but the corns completely disappeared and have not returned for 3 years so far! Truly amazing!!!
September 30, 2021