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Why neuroma after surgery?

Posted by Lori on 7/20/99 at 00:00 (008900)

It's been 8 weeks since surgery (removal of bone spur and 2/3 release of PF ligament). 1 1/2 weeks ago, I was standing in the shower and it felt like a bump was inside of the ball of my foot! I felt it and it didn't hurt or anything. I showed it to my Dr. when I went in for PT and he said he wasn't worried about it. He said that my foot is undergoing many changes in healing. I was thinking that this may be a neuroma but the bump isn't always there! It sometimes disappears? Is that possible if it'a a neuroma?
Also, if it is a neuroma, why would it happen after surgery? Did the surgery cause it? If so, how?
Thanks, Lori in AZ