Recovering After Neuroma Surgery
Second Sunday in the Park is a great way to hang out with your family just relaxing and listening to good music. This Sunday, April 12, go back to the era of rock and roll: the 60s and 70s! If neuroma pain is keeping you away from events like this it might be time to consider surgery. Recovery after neuroma surgery is a process, and it’s important to know what to expect.
A neuroma is a condition that affects the ball of the foot. The nerves become inflamed and thickened, and you may experience numbness or pain. A common complaint is that you feel as though you are standing on a pebble in your shoe. The most common culprit is wearing shoes that don’t fit your feet properly. You can use conservative methods such as changing your shoes or utilizing an orthotic, but if these fail you can consider surgery.
Any surgery is a serious undertaking, so it’s imperative that you be completely informed about what to expect. Neuroma surgery is typically an outpatient surgery, meaning you can leave the same day. The neuroma is usually removed through an incision either on the bottom or the top of the foot. Healing time is somewhat reduced when the incision is on the top because you can put pressure on your foot afterwards.
Following our doctor’s orders is important because it can help reduce the risk of infection and other complications. This means taking your prescribed medications and keeping your wound clean and dry. You should expect to be off your feet for a period of time, so preparing your home is a good idea. It may also be beneficial to have a caretaker or loved one help out if possible.
For more information about neuroma surgery and what to expect call Dr. Peyman Elison at (623) 584-5556 to schedule an appointment at Fixing Feet Institute in Surprise, AZ. We can answer your questions and make you feel completely at ease with your decision to get surgery.