[at-l] Morton's Neuroma - it's not in my head...

Dee Landau monadnockdee at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 13:20:21 CDT 2013


Not with MN specifically but two of my toes went numb in VA and stayed that
way for the rest of my hike to NH in 2011 and I hiked just fine. Feeling
came back about a month after I got home and I've been fine since.

d

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On Mar 12, 2013, at 12:49, Mara Factor <mfactor at gmail.com> wrote:

"Morton's Neuroma...  it's not in my head."   So says my podiatrist after
looking at my MRI results.

So, after spending the last couple of months mostly off my feet, trying
non-surgical approaches to no avail, I'm now faced with surgery that has a
90% success rate that will leave two of my toes permanently numb.  For what
it's worth, my podiatrist has a 27-year, 100% success rate.

As much as permanent numbness will be disconcerting, getting rid of the
pain will be worth it but I don't know if there are any unforeseen problems
I might have as a hiker.

Does anyone have experience dealing with this?

Thanks so much,

Mara
Stitches, AT99


Visit my Travels and Trails web site at:
http://friends.backcountry.net/m_factor

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