Morton’s Neuroma Surgery

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Bunbury & Busselton

Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre treat Morton’s neuroma to alleviate discomfort and improve quality of life. Morton’s neuroma surgery, if required, is performed by Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Mr Paul Armanasco.

Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that commonly affects the ball of the foot between the third and fourth toes and sometimes the 2nd and 3rd toes. A “neuroma” forms when the tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to the toes thickens over time, resulting in what feels like a pebble or lump at the ball of your foot.

Morton’s neuroma treatment is available at our Australind, Bunbury, and Vasse podiatric clinics. If required, Morton’s neuroma surgery is performed in a hospital by Paul Armanasco, who is a highly-trained specialist that offers the highest level of care to his valued patients. Learn more about Paul and his services by visiting his dedicated website at

Podiatry surgeon, Paul Armanasco assessing patients feet during a podiatry consultation

Morton’s Neuroma Symptoms

Morton’s neuroma develops gradually and can affect people of many age groups, however, it is most common in individuals ages 30 to 60. Common symptoms of Morton’s neuroma include:

  • Forefoot pain
  • Numb or burning sensation from the ball of the foot (known as metatarsalgia)
  • Tingling or painful toes
  • Feeling as if you’re constantly walking on a hard marble or rock

As Morton’s neuroma involves an enlarged, damaged, painful nerve, many patients describe feeling a small, hardened pebble in the ball of their foot. Depending on the severity of your neuroma, this condition can cause discomfort and a burning or tingling sensation with each step.

In addition to these symptoms, removing your footwear to massage your foot daily may help to ease discomfort. If you’re experiencing disruptions to everyday activities, such as difficulty walking or applying any pressure to your foot, please get in touch with our professional podiatric team to discuss the best treatment for your needs.

Morton’s Neuroma Causes

Several causes can lead to the development of Morton’s neuroma, including:

  • Increased pressure from bones on either side of the nerve
  • Arthritis
  • Specific foot abnormalities
  • Improper foot alignment and function
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Wearing tight or pointy footwear
  • High arch feet
  • Wearing high-heeled shoes excessively
  • Foot trauma

Morton’s Neuroma Treatments

At Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre, we provide safe, professional treatment for Morton’s neuroma which will normally start with footwear advice, the use of padding or orthotics, exercises and sometimes a cortisone injection. Sometimes surgery is required. When Morton’s neuroma surgery is performed, our foot and ankle surgeon will make a small incision near the afflicted nerve and either decompress the nerve or remove the neuroma during the procedure.

Non-surgical treatments for Morton’s neuroma include wearing orthotics and corticosteroid injections to the affected area. However, if the pain persists, we may recommend Morton’s neuroma surgery for more effective long-term pain relief.

Please contact any of our three podiatry clinics at 9791 1319, we’re happy to further assist you in finding the optimal treatment option for your needs.

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Recovery

Pain and discomfort are often mild to moderate after Morton’s neuroma surgery and can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medicines. Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Paul Armanasco, will provide you with helpful instructions on dealing with pain and discomfort following your neuroma surgery.

The length of your recovery will vary based on the degree of the operation; however, many of our patients can resume normal activities after a few weeks. We recommend avoiding strenuous activities such as high-impact sports for several months post-neuroma surgery for a speedy and comfortable recovery.

If you have any general questions, please call Southwest Foot & Ankle Centre at (08) 9791 1319 or book a consultation appointment online to see one of our friendly podiatrists. We’d love to hear from you!

Morton’s Neuroma Surgery Cost

If you are considering Morton’s neuroma surgery the cost may be covered by your private health insurance; however, this will depend on the level of coverage provided by your specific health fund.

We recommend contacting your private health insurance provider to determine if your policy covers Podiatric Surgery performed by a Specialist Podiatric Surgeon. You can also arrange a consultation with Mr Paul Armanasco by calling (08) 9745 9100 to discuss your choices.

If you have any general queries, please call Southwest Foot & Ankle Clinic at (08) 9791 1319 or schedule an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists online. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

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