Trained as a podiatric surgeon, for 20 years most of my Morton’s Neuroma patients eventually went on to surgery. After 30 years treating more than 14 thousand Morton’s Neuroma patients I now know why surgery does not work. More importantly I know how to stop your Morton’s neuroma pain AND keep you active without surgery.
My Typical Morton’s Neuroma patient Is a woman, but at least 30 percent are men. The more active the patients the more inclined they are to get the condition. Most have been to at least 2 local physicians and tried many different treatments. Many like Tom have tried pads, shoes, medication, injections with cortisone and alcohol. Many patients are currently using some type of orthotic device during all weight bearing activities. They tell me nothing works anymore.
Unfortunately Morton’s Neuroma is a progressive condition that begins as an annoyance, a waded up sock feeling in the ball of your foot. Over time and continued activity the condition becomes an intermittent burning/electrical pain between 2-3 and 3-4 metatarsals. Sometimes when the condition is precipitated by an injury, the onset of acute nerve pain may be rapid. More generally the Morton’s Neuroma condition gradually worsens for 3-5, sometimes 10 years, until burning and electrical pain is constant during all weight bearing activities. Most neuroma patients have been to at least 2 local physicians, currently most have tried pads, cortisone injections and alcohol ablation like Tom G.
Fifteen years ago when I first started treating patients on the internet, most who called me for help with Morton’s neuroma had at least one failed surgery. Many had two , three, four or more, especially if you count other types of foot surgery. BTW many foot conditions are caused by the same wrong way of walking that causes Morton’s neuroma. Patients with Morton’s Neuroma also have Bunions, Hammertoes, Heel Spurs, Hallux Limitus, Plantar Fasciitis… Things are different now as most who call for help, are looking to avoid surgery.
Tom G is the typical Morton’s Neuroma patient at Theta Orthotics
January 11, 2019
I started having neuroma problems in my feet about two years ago. The podiatrist that I saw started with steroid injections which helped for a while. Then he tried with alcohol injections which also helped for a while. When the pain came back again and I was in such pain that I was limping, he suggested that I have surgery.
Fortunately for me, my wife found Dr. Jarrett. I contacted him and we discussed my case. I did not feel pressured to purchase his products but I did not want to do surgery so I gave them a try. I purchased two of his Premium inserts (a #3 and a #4)
Within a couple of weeks the most of the pain was gone and I could walk again. It has been 6 months since I started wearing the Theta Orthotics and I have no problem with my neuroma’s anymore. For instance, I can walk 18 holes at a par 3 golf course come home and mow the lawn. (before I could barely finish walking 9 holes before I started limping.)
Dr. Jarrett also stands behind his products as the first two pair I had delaminated soon after I started wearing them. At the time Dr. Jarrett had to switch glues to meet government regulations and this caused some manufacturing problems.
He worked through his problems, kept me informed of what he was doing and when he was satisfied that he had good stable products again he replaced my delaminated ones.
I am extremely happy with the way these orthotics have helped me. I highly recommend Dr. Jarrett.
Why did I become a Morton’s Neuroma specialist?
So the problem is that Morton’s Neuroma is an aggressive condition, that keeps getting worse as long as you remain active. Additionally standard medical care can not treat this condition, not conservatively and not with invasive surgical procedures. Although the average Morton’s Neuroma patient has been suffering for 10 years before they call me, some have been looking for help for up to 45 years. Even though this condition starts out as an annoyance, over time it becomes a disabling malady that stops you from walking, and destroys your quality of life.
Like it or not, 95 percent of the patients who call me, all want help with neuroma pain, I became a Morton’s Neuroma specialist. .
Brent A Jarrett DPM