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Medicine For Metatarsalgia
Metatarsalgia: The word means "pain in the metatarsal bones". This is also known as forefoot pain. There are numerous causes and this is generally a "catch-all" diagnosis. You can try otc arch supports that have a bump in the middle of the forefoot for relief. If not helpful, see a podiatrist who can accurately diagnose and treat your foot problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: It is pain located on the bottom of the foot under the metatarsal bones just behind the toes. It can come from injury or can be overuse or from loss of the fat pad. Can be extremely painful. ...Read more
You need to : Determine what is causing the metatarsalgia. Is it a tight achilles tendon, is it hammer toes causing retrograde buckling on the metatarsal heads? Is it a neuroma or 2 causing the pain. Orthotics happen to work well and can be tried prior to considering a surgical procedure. ...Read more
It depends: On how extensive the surgical procedure is, and how many bones are operated on and what time of fixation (plates, pins, screws) are used. Talk to an experienced foot surgeon for a more specific answer for your need. Bone typically needs 6 weeks to heal enough to return to most normal everyday activities. ...Read more
Probable: The position of the foot plays a key factor in the problems you describe. ...Read more
Please add Comment: Can you tell us why you think you have that diagnosis. Also what height heels are you considering? Sometimes we need to go with function over fashion and put away (or sell) pointed or narrow-toed high-heeled shoes in order to avoid problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got the worst case of metatarsalgia, igo Nuffield, I have about 7 other diagnostics but do you think I might need operation the pain is horrible?
May need surgery: Metatarsalgia is pain in the metatarsal heads or metatarsophalangeal joint (joint it toe at ball or feet). If the metatarsal heads are enlarged or your fat pad on bottom of feet are worn down it can cause undue pressure and pain when walking/standing/running. If the pain is in only one are, say the third metatarsal head then you may have a neuroma (inflammation of nerve around metatarsal head). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Metatarsalgia/plantafisha/knothenry/ganglions/biletaralforefoot al vrypainful end up cryingas hurtso badly, wotdo u think trment orthot did NT work!ow?
Shoes are just shoes: Shoe therapy is only marginal treatment. Metatarsalgia is a vague term that could be any one or several different problems, therefore, you must find out which specific problem you have not just that general term. Then if the problem can be solved with just padding the shoes can be used. ...Read more
Extra support: at the ball of the foot. Avoid extremely flat or extra flexible shoes. You need extra cushion at the forefoot to elevate the bones and reduce pressure. ...Read more
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Metatarsalgia/knothenry/plantafisha/ganglion/biletaralforefoot &so on cryin cuz it so painfl wot do u thk trment be have ortho x2 did not wrk mde wst?
My metatarsalgia serious cuz i been told i got to stop running for a while i'm high ranked but they said if i carry on running i will never be run aga?
Dermal filler: I treat several runners. And when custom orthotics with met pads and injections dont work, i impliment dermal fillers to add a fat pad to the underside of metatarsals head 2 thru 4. Its a termporary fix but works great for patients that can't or wont have surgery. It lasts about 6 months but its not covered under insurance. Finally you have to find a foot and ankle specialist trained in these injec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ha 2 orthotics made but they didn't work they made pain worst i got metatarsalgia/ganglions/knothenry/planta fisha thats not all do u think i need op?
No way to know: Without getting a detailed history, doing a thorough exam and reviewing past treatment attempts, including evaluating previous orthotics, it's impossible to say whether surgery is indicated. If your doctor isn't helping, it's not unreasonable to get a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few things: Pain in the ball of the foot can be a frustrating thing- you are trying to heal a part of the body you put a lot of weight on repeatedly each day! antiinflammatory medication, padding in shoes, rest, ice can be employed. Looking at your shoes to make sure they fit well and are not excessively worn. Sometimes, injections or ach supports are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to treat metatarsalgia that doesn't seem to be responding to wearin comfortable shoes and resting?
Rest isn't enough: The cause of the metatarsalgia has to be looked into. There may be something mechanical in how you are built and/or walk which needs to be addressed, possibly via the use of a custom orthotic. There can be other causes too, depending on the nature of the symptoms. I'd suggest consulting with a friendly podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Harmful? Not necessarily. Hurtful? Likely. See a podiatrist for an evaluation and determine need for special footwear, orthotics, medication, injections or surgery or other options. Avoid high impact activities in the meantime, avoid high heels/tight shoes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I know if I have metatarsalgia? I have pain on the ball of my foot that hurts even to walk on the bare surface of the floor.
So by definition: You have it. Now, the question is whats causing it. ...Read more
Got metatarsalgia/neuroma/ganglions/knothenry/plantafisha etc had insoles made did not work, do physio and waiting for results to happen, treatment?
Sounds like a lot: Going on. Each of your problems is an independent problem. An orthotic typically does not treat a ganglion. If a ganglion is painful it could be drained or removed. Injections are helpful for neuromas, cushioning for metatarsalgia as well as achilles' tendon stretches if an equinis is present. An orthotic is not an all inclusive solution. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I 14 got metatarsalgia/plantafisha/ganglions/knothenry etc i had 2 orthotics made but did not work, I do physio but still tests going on? Treatment...
I have chronic plantar fasciitis & metatarsalgia for 2 years, got worse 6 mo ago. Normal X-Ray & nerve test. Would MRI be useful at this point?
Probably not: Plantar fasciitis can be chronic and very difficult to get rid of with conservative care in some cases. There area lot of treatments including orthotics, physical therapy, laser therapy, ultrasound therapy, dry needle therapy, platelet rich plasma injection, night splint, walking boot, non weight bearing and many others. Surgery is also very successful if all of these fail. ...Read more