FACT. Did you know that we have 26 bones and 33 Joints in the foot?
Today we had a patient book in for a consultation for Morton’s neuroma. The patient booked an appointment for half an hour including consultation and assessment.
Morton’s neuroma is quite a painful condition. Patients often complain of pain between the 3rd and 4th toe and some people describe the discomfort like having a pebble in their sock. This condition can be problematic for people who undertake high impact sports such as basketball, running and weight training.
How we can help this condition?
All today’s patient required was a steroid injection that should ease the pain and rebooked for in six week’s time. If this is still troublesome after the six week period the patient will then have a procedure under local anaesthetic to remove the nerve that is causing the irritation. The patient will be able to go home within a couple of hours on the same day.