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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have pain when i walk on the bottom of my foot at the head of my 4th an 5th metatarsal. i had an xray and didn't see a stress fracture. what is it?

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Dr. Robert Fietsam
Surgery - Thoracic 37 years experience
Plantar fasciitis : Painful head of metatarsal area could be joint irritation or tendons, once you have ruled out a fracture. RICE, rest, ice, compression, and elevation may work well. A short 5 day course of NSAID (Motrin, Ibuprofen, aleve, or naproxen ) may help also
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