Excision of a neuroma is where part of the damaged nerve that is causing pain and irritation is removed. The procedure may be carried out under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia as a day case; you will only need to be admitted into hospital for half a day.
Your surgeon will make a small incision over the top of the foot above the neuroma. Nerves on either side of the neuroma are carefully cut and the neuroma is removed.
Following the procedure you should rest at home for two weeks. For non manual work you can then return work at two weeks postoperative. At six weeks following the procedure you can return to high impact activities.