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Good News and Bad News - Morton's Neuroma

Posted by Rick on 2/24/99 at 00:00 (005046)

The good news is my PF pain has been very minimal lately. I started taking alfalfa (6 to 8 650 mg tablets per day). It seems to be helping.

Now the bad - Last week I went to the orthodedic doctor to have my non-PF (right) foot checked. I had been experiencing pain in the ball of that foot - right below the 3rd/4th toes. X-rays eliminated any bone damage; and the diagnosis was Morton's Neuroma, which I had suspected already. They gave me a metatarsal pad and suggested alternating ice and heat treatment. I have noticed some improvement, but not much. Has anyone had any experience with this problem? Any recommendations?


Re: Good News and Bad News - Morton's Neuroma

Barbara on 2/24/99 at 00:00 (005056)

Rick, I have just come in from a dr. visit. Like you my heel pain has been very minimal, just about 100% improvement, however I started
experiencing toe pain too. The dr. took an exray today and sure enough I have Mortons Neuroma. I am experiencing the same pain between the third and fourth metatarsel but on the PF foot. Tell me about this metatarsel pad. I was told to try different shoes to see which is the most comfortable. I have found that running sneakers seem to be the best for me. I have virtually no pain when I wear them.
I am so glad that I read your message, I thought I was alone. I will
give the Alfalfa a try. Thanks, Barbara

Re: Good News and Bad News - Morton's Neuroma

Barbara on 2/24/99 at 00:00 (005056)

Rick, I have just come in from a dr. visit. Like you my heel pain has been very minimal, just about 100% improvement, however I started
experiencing toe pain too. The dr. took an exray today and sure enough I have Mortons Neuroma. I am experiencing the same pain between the third and fourth metatarsel but on the PF foot. Tell me about this metatarsel pad. I was told to try different shoes to see which is the most comfortable. I have found that running sneakers seem to be the best for me. I have virtually no pain when I wear them.
I am so glad that I read your message, I thought I was alone. I will
give the Alfalfa a try. Thanks, Barbara