About 6 months ago, I seemed to notice that it was getting worse. He seemed to tough it out daily, but I could tell his feet were bothering him. When I finally convinced him to go see a Dr. he didn't fight be as bad as I thought he would, so it must have been bad enough.
First he went to our family doctor. They took blood, ran some tests, one of which was for diabetes. They did come back with the diagnosis that his blood sugar was a tad bit high, but that couldn't have had anything to do with the fact that he was drinking Mtn. Dew by the gallon. LOL
So, he quit drinking Mtn. Dew and they put him on metformin, so of course between the 2 his blood sugar is normal. So now no more metformin, and not near as much Mtn. Dew either.
But still, after those changes, nothing had helped his feet, so we decided to keep digging.
The next step was to see a nerve doctor. He went and got his feet poked and prodded to check to see if he has neuropathy. That was a no go, so they next sent him to a podiatrist.
This doctor put him on Lyrica, which is a nerve medication to help replenish the nerves or something. After a couple weeks of that and no relief, we kept digging on the internet trying to find our own answers.
The tingling and numbness had since turned too quite a bit of pain, and was making it hard to walk and move around. This hasn't been easy what with us trying to move and all.
Morton's neuroma begins when the outer coating of a nerve in your foot thickens, or becomes enlarged. We are not sure what caused this, but we do know it is very painful now and something had to be done.
While at the Dr. he was given a cortisone shot in each foot. I think this was more painful than the neuroma itself. However, in the long run hopefully it will help!
After 6 weeks, if things haven't changed, we will try foot orthotics, if that doesn't work we move to surgery as a last resort.
Please pray for the cortisone shots to work! He has suffered enough!