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in what way can i differentiate between morton's neuroma and metatarsalgia in general?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Location: Neuromas are generally inbetween the metatarsal heads where metatarsalgia is pain to the met heads. Also, a neuroma is a structure that can be visualized on ultrasound or MRI whereas metatarsalgia is a general description of pain to the metatarsal head region.

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