Thanks to both of you for your help and good wishes. I have no idea how far back he cut the nerve. I have read that the doctor is supposed to take the nerve endings and tuck them into the muscle. I don't know if he did that either. I am going to see him for another follow up tomorrow and I will ask him. He cut into the top of my foot and the scar is about an inch long. The surgery was done by a podiatrist. If I have another surgery I will use a orthpedic surgeon instead. Mary
Neuroma surgery is very straightforward, I doubt it would have made a difference if a ortho or pod did the neuroma surgery.
As I pointed out, you probably have something else going on. Adjacent joint issues can have very similar symptoms.