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Can you have metatarsalgia with no symptoms? what are the usual symptoms?

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Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 24 years experience
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.
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
Metatarsalgia: Is defined as pain the metatarsals (usually the ball of the foot). If there's no pain, no symptoms, there's no metatarsalgia.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Metatarsagia: Is pain under metatarsal bones in foot. If no pain there is no metatarsagia. Pain is indication something is wrong, in your case no pain, don't worry.

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