What happens if Morton’s neuroma goes untreated?

What happens if a Morton's neuroma goes untreated?If a Morton’s neuroma goes untreated it will likely continue to cause you pain, which could get worse, and could cause permanent sensory nerve damage to your toes. That being said, many get better without surgery, and all you may need to do is change the type of shoes you wear. This is almost always what I first recommend in my orthopedic surgery practice in Colorado Springs.  Does Morton’s neuroma go away? A Morton’s neuroma will not go away...

How do you relieve pain from IT band?

How do you relieve pain from IT band?You can relieve your IT band pain through a combination of activity modification, anti-inflammatories and icing. Most of those with IT band pain are runners, so changing your shoes if you have over 500 miles on them, and decreasing your mileage should help. If those measures still aren’t giving you any relief, then a supervised course of physical therapy will help improve your biomechanics and should offer long term relief. Physical therapy should be...

Do heel spurs go away?

Do heel spurs go away?No, heel spurs generally don’t ever go away. A heel spur is a bony extension that has formed on the bottom of your heel bone called the calcaneus. It is almost always caused by plantar fasciitis. The real treatment is to treat your plantar fasciitis rather than focus on the heel spur. As an orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, I never recommend heel spur removal, I recommend treating the plantar fasciitis that is causing the pain.  How do you know if you have a heel...

Does peroneal tendonitis ever go away?

Does peroneal tendonitis ever go away?Peroneal tendonitis can go away on its own, but it can take a long time. If there is a tear in one or both of the peroneal tendons, or if the tendons are subluxating (moving out of place), you may not get better without surgery. As a practicing orthopedic surgeon in Colorado Springs, Colorado, peroneal tendonitis is not something that I see too often as it is rare, but it can be a source of continued nagging heel pain. What are the symptoms of peroneal...

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