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what is the difference between a stress fractures on the metatarsal and metatarsalgia
A 34-year-old member asked:
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Nothing: The difference is in severity of pain. This is a more common cause of forefoot pain than morton's neuroma.
A 56-year-old member asked:
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: A stress fracture is a break in the bone.
Metatarsalgia is pain in the bones due to stress and may lead to a stress fracture.
A 55-year-old member asked:
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Good question: A stress fracture is a nondisplaced fracture of the bone that occurs after repeated microtrauma. It may be hard to see on standard x-rays. Metatarsal ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
48 years experience Podiatry
Not the same: A stress fracture is a break in the bone.Metatarsalgia is a catch all diagnosis for pain in the metatarsals.
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