Open surgery for Morton’s neuroma should only be considered if these safer methods have been tried
Open surgery is often effective for the management of Morton’s neuroma. Unfortunately, up to 20 % of patients are unhappy with the results and may be left worse off. For this reason, other approaches should always be tried first. At The London Podiatry Centre, some patients respond to non-invasive treatments whilst others get better with Cryosurgery which has a very low risk of complication. Radiofrequency is also relatively safe and should be considered before open surgery although the risk of complication is slightly greater than cryosurgery.