[at-l] Re: Morton's Neuroma - it's not in my head...
tech.mann at verizon.net
Tue Mar 12 17:09:13 CDT 2013
Yes, I had Morton's Neurons and the surgery in April '10. I did a 60 mile hike in September and felt great. I hiked about 380 miles in 2011. The numbness started out like a tingly feeling but now I just don't feel anything in those two toes.. I don't see a problem. My doctor said the biggest issue would be that if I stepped on something and injured myself right there, I might not know it unless I saw the injury.
Not having the pain there is worth it.
Good luck to you. Feel free to contact me directly if you want more information.
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From: "Mara Factor" <mfactor at gmail.com>
To: "at-l" <at-l at backcountry.net>
Subject: [at-l] Morton's Neuroma - it's not in my head...
Date: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 1:48 pm
"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,
Visit my Travels and Trails web site at: http://friends.backcountry.net/m_factor
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