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Morton's Neuroma = back injury from car accident?

Hi all,

Newbie here. My bf was in a car accident a few years ago (hit from behind + he hit the car in front). His left foot was in much pain (swelling, etc) but after a few days, it went away. He claims there were no other issues.

Fast-forward almost a year later. As a cold winter approaches, his left foot pain returns, mild at first then gradually painful to walk. Sometimes he felt a burning/tingling nerve pain shoot up his left leg, but it disappeared after a while.

Now (6-8 months later), we make a few apps and discover he may have Morton's Neuroma. The Dr. however, wants to know if this foot condition is an isolated thing or in fact a secondary issue stemming from someplace else (ie possible back injury from the car accident?). This Dr. suggests to "kill" the damaged nerve with multiple injections, thus relieving the pain. However, I am hearing/reading that if other underlying conditions are still present, the neuroma can return.

My bf agreed to an temp injection, and felt great! He could run and jump which is a far cry from painful limping after 5 minutes of walking :(

My bf is overseas now for work (also where the accident occurred). We will have a follow-up app with the "nerve-killing Dr."

If there are unknown back issues involved, where do we start looking? How do we determine the connection? More MRI's? A checklist of other pain symptoms? Bf claims he doesn't have any of the back pain the Dr. mentioned, but maybe there
are other seemingly unrelated hints?

Poor guy is feeling so frustrated and demoralized. He used to be so active, it has been quite an adjustment. From reading other posts here, I see many of you are suffering from frustrating, chronic and/or multiple pain conditions. I'm so sorry and thank you kindly for your insights and support.



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