[Cdt-l] Sometimes you're the windshield.....

Brett blisterfree at yahoo.com
Thu May 8 00:39:53 CDT 2008

Here's some interesting stuff on Morton's Neuroma from Dr Weil's website:


Sly wrote:
> Hey all,
> Add me to the list with Morton's nueroma (in both feet), atleast I'm 
> fairly sure I have it reading what I could find on Google about it and 
> very similar to both Jim and Dan's experiences.  Best I've been able 
> to come up when the pain is unbearable is to stop walking and scrunch 
> my toes.  Sometimes I'll be able to go 10 feet, others a mile, more or 
> less.  It sucks.  Today, (on the PCT Bear Bear) I bought some new 
> insoles (Sole Ultra) that are heated to 200* for 2 minutes prior to 
> placing in the shoe to mold to your feet.  I'm not sure yet how well 
> they'll work, but they noticably offer more arch support and cushion 
> than Super Feet.,
> If anyone else comes up with another cure short of surgery, let us know.
> Sly
> On 5/5/08, *danandgailsc at aol.com <mailto:danandgailsc at aol.com>* 
> <danandgailsc at aol.com <mailto:danandgailsc at aol.com>> wrote:
>     Jim,
>     I think I am in the early stages of the same thing--sharp, almost
>     electric, numbing, or hot pain between 3rd and 4th toes of left
>     foot, sometimes extending up my left leg--usually not a problem
>     until around six miles of running or vigorous walking.  It was
>     aggravated by a new pair of shoes that was confining.  It has not
>     been diagnosed, but I did some online "research."  Allowing plenty
>     of toebox room helps me.
>     Dan
>         and sometimes you're the...... whatever.  
>         Turns out that Jim's broken toe isn't broken - it's Morton's neuroma.  Anybody 
>         have any ideas about treatment, prognosis, etc?  Any experience?  
>         Suspicion is that this'll put a major crimp in our long-distance hiking plans 
>         for the summer.  
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