Your family is on their last nerve, sick and tired of hearing you complain about your neuroma in the ball of your foot. However, you’re on the brink of a breakdown! You can’t drive, you can’t exercise, and you can’t even go grocery shopping anymore, at least that was the case for Wendy Desbrow from Leicestershire in the U.K. The pain felt like “someone putting a knife into your foot and then twisting it,” Desbrow said in a recent interview she did with the Leicester Mercury newspaper. At McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group, we understand the pain you’re feeling and want to help. If you’ve tried all conservative treatments with no luck, it’s time to consider neuroma surgery.
At the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group, we provide peripheral nerve decompression surgery, which opens the inflamed tissue surrounding the nerve. When the pressure is decompressed, it allows the blood to flow better to the nerve and gives it more room to move around.
You can trust Dr. Brian McDowell with your feet, as he has more than 35 years of experience with nerve pain cases. The highly-trained staff at McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group has performed a countless number of neuroma surgeries on the forefoot and have perfected the process. Dr. McDowell is also a Fellow in the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons, an elite group of doctors with special emphasis in nerve surgery.
The operation, a painless procedure, usually lasts one hour with one hour of recovery, depending on the severity of your case. You’ll want to take it easy on the affected foot and decrease your weight-bearing activities while your stitches are still in. After about two to four weeks, you can get back to your normal activities—and even more!
To schedule a neuroma surgery consultation or plan a check-up, call the McDowell Orthopedics & Podiatry Group at (916) 961-3434. To learn more about who we are and find other ways we can help you, find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+!
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