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Morton's neuroma is a swelling of the digital nerve (nerve that supplies sensation to the toes) which can lead to pins and needles or pain when bearing weight.

What is Mortons Neuroma?

Morton's neuroma is when the nerves in the foot become irritated and thickened causing severe pain.  You may experience symptoms in one foot or both and it usually affects the nerve between the third and fourth toes. The second and third toes can also be affected.

You may experience pain from Morton's neuroma at any time but symptoms usually present in middle-aged women and runners. This may be due to choice in footwear causing pressure on the foot.

Treatment for Morton's neuroma will be dependent upon the severity of the condition and how long you have been experiencing symptoms. Your consultant will advise you of the most appropriate treatment pathway for you based on your symptoms.

When is Mortons Neuroma Needed?

Our patients are at the heart of what we do and we want you to be in control of your care. To us, that means you can choose the consultant you want to see, and when you want. They'll be with you every step of the way.

All of our consultants are of the highest calibre and benefit from working in our modern, well-equipped hospitals.

Our consultants have high standards to meet, often holding specialist NHS posts and delivering expertise in complex sub-speciality surgeries. Many of our consultants have international reputations for their research in their specialised field.

Preparing for Mortons Neuroma

You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.

We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.

Mortons Neuroma Procedure

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Our dedicated team will also give you tailored advice to follow in the run up to your visit.

Mortons Neuroma Side Effects and Complications

We understand that any medical procedure can be a cause of anxiety – even if it’s relatively straightforward. That’s why our experienced and caring medical staff with be there for you every step of the way.

We will offer surgical treatment for Morton’s neuroma if you are struggling with very severe pain or if other treatments haven’t been successful. 

A Morton’s neuroma operation will usually be carried out under a general anaesthetic. During the procedure an incision will be made on your foot to allow the surgeon to access to the affected nerve. Your surgeon will then remove some of the tissue surrounding the nerve or remove part of the nerve. If it is necessary to remove part of the nerve, the area between your toes will be permanently numb.

Mortons Neuroma Recovery Time

After the procedure you will be taken from the operating theatre to a recover room, where you will come round from the anaesthesia under close supervision. 

After this, you will be taken to your room or comfortable area where you can rest and recuperate until we feel you’re ready to go home.

Following the procedure, you will need to wear a special shoe to protect your foot until the affected area has healed. You will be encouraged to walk on the foot from the day of surgery however; crutches may be needed and are available if required. A full recovery may take a few months.

The wounds must be kept dry until the stitches are removed.

Even after you’ve left the hospital we’re still looking after you every step of the way. If you have any questions or concerns, we’re here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mortons Neuroma Cost

We are committed to delivering excellent individual care and customer service across our network of hospitals, clinics and specialist care centres around the UK. Our dedicated and highly trained team aim to achieve consistently excellent results. For us it's more than just treating patients, it's about looking after people.

Why Spire Liverpool Hospital is the Best Choice

A fixed price for this treatment may be available on enquiry and following an initial consultation.

You can trust Spire Liverpool Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.

We’re here to help you with making these important choices, so you’re then free to concentrate on your treatment and on getting back to being you.

(1) Important: Please read Spire’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself.

(2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Find Spire Liverpool Hospital

Based in quiet and peaceful grounds facing Greenbank Park, we are only a 15-minute car journey from Liverpool John Lennon Airport and are well placed for easy access via public transport routes.

57 Greenbank Road,
Liverpool
L18 1HQ

Email: info@spireliverpool.com
Hospital reception: 0151 733 7123

 

Hospital director
Fergus Macpherson 


How to get here

Finding us by car

From the M62:
Follow the M62 to the end, taking the slip road on the left onto the A5058 (Queens Drive). Then continue along the A5058 (following signs to Allerton / Mossley Hill A5058), passing over two roundabouts. Follow the A5058 until the junction of North Mossley Hill Road (where you will see a sign for Spire Liverpool Hospital).

Turn right into North Mossley Hill Road and continue on to Greenbank Road. Continue along Greenbank Road, passing playing fields on the right and halls of residence on the left. The hospital is on the right opposite Greenbank Park.

By public transport

The hospital is approximately four miles from Liverpool Lime Street Station in the city centre. It is easily accessible by taxi and local bus services.

Parking

Free parking is available onsite.

Important to note

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.