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Metatarsalgia

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Several things: If swollen use ice to the ball of the foot, take an anti-inflamatory. Use an orthotic to support the arch and cushion the ball of the foot. Wear a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Pain: Metatarsalgia is inflammation & pain of the front of the foot just before you get to the toes. It is treatable.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Pain: It is pain located on the bottom of the foot under the metatarsal bones just behind the toes. It can come from injury or can be overuse or from loss ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
You need to : Determine what is causing the metatarsalgia. Is it a tight achilles tendon, is it hammer toes causing retrograde buckling on the metatarsal heads? Is ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience in Podiatry
In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
No: To say something can heal implies a wound. The tailor bunion is a deformity and when painful, that is a symptom. Neither will "heal". If pressure is r ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
It's possible...: The medial plantar nerve runs right under the plantar fascia in the arch, so it's possible, but i don't commonly hear of this complaint.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience in Podiatry
I may feel bruised: Heel spurs can be on the back or bottom of the heel. Many times it feels like the heel is bruised. This is a common problem and can be helped with r ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
They Happen!: Most any joint can develop hypertrophy (enlargement) of bone. "spurs" is the common term for this build up of bone. It can be the result of trauma t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience in Podiatry
No: Metatarsalgia is a general diagnosis for pain to the bottom forefoot. If you have no symptoms to your foot you likely do not have metatarsalgia.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kugler
30 years experience in Podiatry
More info needed: Are you asking if you broke your 5th metatarsal bone? You will need to see a specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) who will order an x-ray (usually ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: It involves the removal of a section of bone at the level of the 1st joint. A fixation device such as a pin is often implanted to keep the toe straigh ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janet Kail
27 years experience in Podiatry
Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch th ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Simular: When there is excessive tension or strain in arch(plantar fascia) plantar fasciitis develops. If the tension is where the plantar fascia( or achilles ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: The two main problems that affect the big toe are bunions and arthritis (hallux rigidus). Exam and xrays can help elucidate the problem.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience in Podiatry
Not usually: No more than any other shoe. Your shoes need to be fit properly to your foot. Many people with foot problems find crocks to be comfortable and wide e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Possibly: An in office exam is needed to determine why you have the metatarsalgia. Is it due to atrophy of the fat pad, or distal displacement of it, is it from ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience in Podiatry
Probably not: Plantar fasciitis can be chronic and very difficult to get rid of with conservative care in some cases. There area lot of treatments including ortho ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: Either could handle the problem.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Jimenez
46 years experience in Rheumatology
Go to running store: Most podiatrists can watch you walk/run and pick the best shoe for you, or recommend an orthotic with a specific shoe brand. Another good option is to ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Foot pain: If the right diagnosis try stretch ice, anti- inflammatory meds and night slints but with some many things an MRI may be helpful.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
No: Bunion splints are not effective so they are not recommended. Although some stores may sell them, it's a marketing gimmick (snake oil) because a spli ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience in Podiatry
No: Pinched nerves will not create these problems. If the way you walk is altered enough from the nerve pain, you may develop a tendinitis or heel pain a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Probable: The position of the foot plays a key factor in the problems you describe.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Golden
28 years experience in Podiatry
No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched".
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Sciatic heel pain: Sciatic pain localized to the heel and achilles tendon is most likely related to compression and/or irritation of the s1 nerve root. The dermatomal di ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Yes: Absolutely.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
They could try: Stretching and proprioceptive training with heel lifts would be a way to try and help.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
Rest isn't enough: The cause of the metatarsalgia has to be looked into. There may be something mechanical in how you are built and/or walk which needs to be addressed, ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience in Vascular Surgery
Multiple Causes: There could be multiple causes ranging from injury of the heal tissue or bone to diabetic nerve pain. You should be evaluated, a podiatrist.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Orthosis: can be helpful.
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience in Podiatry
"Metatarsalgia" : "metatarsalgia" is just a general term meaning pain beneath the metatarsal bones. It's not a disease entity, but rather a symptom of something else. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ameglio
25 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: The difference is in severity of pain. This is a more common cause of forefoot pain than morton's neuroma.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Caution: No, but use caution when in standing poses. Yoga usually allows mats to stand on and most times, metatarsalgia pain occurs with steps and walking, no ... Read More
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