|November 20, 2012||
Use of Homeopathic Injection Therapy in Treatment of Morton’s Neuroma a Case Report
Angela L. Drury, DPM, FACFAS
Patients suffering from neuroma pain describe their pain as intense, usually 8 to 10 out of 10 on a numerical pain-rating scale. Neuroma pain debilitates a patient’s activity level. It is difficult for patients to wear closed-toe shoes, and most often patients cannot stay active in a healthy exercise program due to the pain. This is a common foot complaint of patients presenting to a podiatrist’s office.
A 70-year-old female presented to the clinic with a possible neuroma. Her constant pain was 8 to 10 on the pain scale; her pain was a 10 when she walked. The patient was seen by three other podiatrists and had cortisone injection and a series of alcohol sclerosing injections, none of which was effective. The patient was scheduled for surgery the following week. The patient did not want surgery due to her active schedule and was referred to our office for a third opinion and to inquire if there were alternative conservative treatments available.