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I had neuroma surgery 3 years ago, but it is ten times more painful than before. It is unbearable most of the time. Please help me diagnose this problem.

Thank you for contacting us. IPFH does not diagnose or recommend treatments on line. Your best course of action would be to consult the doctor who did your surgery and let him/her know that you still have pain. It also would be a good idea to consult that same doctor or another foot health professional and have him or her examine your footwear to help determine if it is appropropiate and sufficiently wide in the toe box. Assuming your neuroma is in the forefoot area, it could have been created and/or made worse by wearing shoes that are too tight or narrow in the toe box (a frequent cause of neuromas in that area). You can read more about neuromas at our page on the subject.
If you don't want to consult with the physician who did the surgery, you could speak with your primary care physician, who might help you and/or refer you to another foot health professional. At any rate, we hope you will get in touch with a medical professional soon, and that he or she will be able to help you get back to normal.

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