A member asked:

Been having foot pain - lateral aspect of the proximal fifth metatarsal shaft, for ~2.5 months now. not tendonitis or a stress fracture. i have my orthopedist and physical therapist stumped. worse with activity, a lot better with rest. any ideas?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

From your symptoms, it is not a tumor, an infection, a nerve injury, nor an inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis. It is mechanical pain and could still be a hidden fracture. An MRI may show the problem.

Answered Sep 9, 2018

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