In the two and a half years since the last treatment for Morton’s neuroma, I would rate the pain as 95% reduced, and even then it only appears near the end of a long hike (6+ miles). What pain there is quite dull and localized to the front of the foot, at a level of 1-2 of 10. If I did not know I had had a neuroma, I would pass the pain off as just what happens on a long hike. The feeling of “stepping on a bruise” is gone, even when walking barefoot on hard surfaces.
I am quite pleased with the overall results of the treatment and would recommend it to anyone with a similar problem, especially since the alternative is surgery and the significant chance of having permanent numbness as a result. Even if the treatment only resulted in a few years of relief from the pain, it would be worth it to me to have it done again. So far for me, the treatment seems to have resulted in a “cure”.
I have a close friend who is a veterinarian, that is suffering from Carpal-Tunnel syndrome. She is reluctant to undergo conventional treatment because of the recovery time, during which she will not be able to perform surgery. I hope that in the near future, she will have access to a treatment similar to the one I experienced for Morton’s Neuroma. This is the sort of “Star-Trek” medicine that I would expect to see being deployed in the 21st century. It’s cheap, non-invasive, and involves no down-time for the patient. Even if it only works for a fraction of patients, it seems a no-brainer to try it first before cutting. It certainly worked well for me and I am grateful for the chance to have been able to use it.
Larry W. (age 63)