Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Morton Neuroma Questions & Answers

Updated: May 26, 2020
  • Author: Kevin Berry, MD; Chief Editor: Dean H Hommer, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Morton neuroma?

What is the pathophysiology of Morton neuroma?

Is Morton neuroma common in the US?

What is the global prevalence of Morton neuroma?

What are the sexual predilections of Morton neuroma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Morton neuroma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Morton neuroma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Morton neuroma?

What causes Morton neuroma?

DDX

Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of Morton neuroma?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the diagnosis of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the diagnosis of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of EMG/NCS in the diagnosis of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of a digital nerve block in the diagnosis of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of Morton neuroma?

Treatment

What is the role of physical therapy in the treatment of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Morton neuroma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Morton neuroma?

What is the role of corticosteroid injections in the treatment of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of extracorporeal shockwave therapy in the treatment of Morton neuroma?

What is the role of radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of Morton neuroma?

Medications

How is dysesthesias treated in Morton neuroma?

Which medications in the drug class Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Morton Neuroma?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Morton Neuroma?

Which medications in the drug class Tricyclic Antidepressants are used in the treatment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for Morton Neuroma?

Follow-up

How is Morton neuroma prevented?

What are the possible complications of Morton neuroma?

What is the prognosis of Morton neuroma?

What is included in patient education about Morton neuroma?