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Pes Cavus & Mortons Neuroma

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by SB3ll, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. SB3ll

    SB3ll New Member

    I have pes cavus feet and thus far experience the following problems -

    - Very poor dorsi flexion, find it difficult to get knee past end of foot and I'm only a size 6 (EU39, US8).
    - Claw toe
    - Morton's Neuroma in right foot

    Now, I can walk fine, albeit with discomfort in right foot due to neuroma and I can run with a very good cushioned shoe but if I land wrongly it hurts in the area of the talus. Subsequently, I trying to improve this with stretching but not having much luck.

    The biggest problem of late, when cycling (which I do alot of), the toes of my right foot sporadically go into cramp, especially when standing out of the saddle. More worringly, my ankle involuntarily over pronates to the extent that I have to slow down, unclip from the pedal and stretch my foot to loosen things off again. This suddenly started in March and there had been no change to riding position, shoes or otherwise.

    Given the current situation, I am unable to obtain an unltrasound at the hospital to determine any problems though given their past performance (4 pairs of failed orthotics and 1 pair of work boots later), I am inclined to go private!

    My thoughts are to look at cryogenic surgery to correct the Mortons Neuroma, I don't believe the NHS would offer this anyway, unless someone can advise otherwise. I have heard that steriod injections may alleviate the problem but I want it fixed properly.

    I've also looked at flexor tenotomy to alleviate the claw foot.

    Any thoughts on the above, advice or otherwise would be greatly appreciated.

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