Morton’s Neuroma Excision: 1st Post-op

  1. You may shower tonight, letting soapy water run over your incisions(s) and patting them dry with a towel. You should avoid submerging the leg (bath, pool, hot tub, etc.) for at least one week.
  2. You may begin to transition out of the post-op shoe as swelling and sensitivity allow. Once you have fully transitioned out of the post-op shoe, you may begin to reintroduce activities in a step-wise fashion.
  3. Using your thumb, begin massaging around the incision to desensitize the area and break up any scar adhesions.
  4. In 2 weeks, you may begin applying a scar cream (vitamin E based, such as Mederma) or silicone sheets.
  5. I would like to see you back in 4 weeks for your next follow-up appointment.
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Mark Reed, MD Dr. Mark Reed is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon providing specialty care of all foot and ankle disorders. He treats both adolescents and adults with a special focus on sports-related injuries, including ankle instability, cartilage lesions, and Achilles tendon injuries.