I'm new to this forum as I have only recentley been diagnosed with HMS.
I had been suffering from numbness in my left toes follwed by severe radiating pain whenever I walked a long distance for a few years. I started running & training for a 10k in 2005 and this obviosly aggravated the neuroma (as well as knee pain).Eventually the pain got so bad that I stopped all exercise and even walking for a few minutes became unberable. My GP told me there was nothing wrong and that I should wear sensible shoes and socks!!!(I only wore flat shoes as I couldn't bear heels)
. He would not refer me to a podiatrist but when I mentioned I had private medical cover, he referred me privatley. I had one cortizone injection which made it 10 times worse so underwent surgery in November 06 where 2 growths were removed.
Following surgery I was referred to a podiatrist to establish why the Neuroma had occurred and I was diagnosed with HMS last March and I was going to be fitted with insoles, however my podiatrist was then suddenly off work and my appointment got cancelled, not sure what happened to her but after a few months of phoning up I was told she would be off for the forseeable future. In the meantime I tried to forget about it but the pain returned with avengance a few months ago as well as experiencing neuroma pain in my right foot too.
Again my GP would not refer me, so I am seeing a different podiatrist privatley who has been very thorough. I have a stump neuroma in my left foot which he would not recommend operating on and he has confirmed that I definatly have a neuroma in my right foot, He also confimed I have HMS and lordosis of the lumber spine which have caused a combination of leg, knee & foot problems. I am being fitted for custom orthotics which I should get tomorrow and hope these help.
My story so far.....
I will keep you posted!