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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Metatarsalgia (Definition)

Metatarsalgia is a broad term used to describe pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot. The most common causes are overuse during physical activity, tight fitting footwear with an elevated heel, and those who run barefoot when ...Read more


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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 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...

Multiple foot issues: I would suggest you to have more diagnostic test like MRI or ct to further evaluate the conditions you have. Some conditions may not get treated with orthotics alone. ...Read more

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Got metatarsalgia/neuroma/ganglions/knothenry/plantafisha etc had insoles made did not work, do physio and waiting for results to happen, treatment?

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 more

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I got the most unbearable pain of metatarsalgia&biletaral forefoot pain etc, i've had insoles made, physio, sport clinic, wonder what my treatment be?

Neuroma formation: Metatarsalgia is pain under the metatarsal heads. Sometimes the nerve between the metatarsal bones gets pinched and becomes a painful neuroma. I assume the insoles did not help. I recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. Other possible causes are painful metatarsophalangeal joints from arthritis. ...Read more

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What can I do about metatarsalgia?

What can I do about 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 more

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What happens to people with metatarsalgia?

What happens to people with metatarsalgia?

Pain: Metatarsalgia is inflammation & pain of the front of the foot just before you get to the toes. It is treatable. ...Read more

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Please tell me about suffering from metatarsalgia?

Please tell me about suffering from metatarsalgia?

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

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I think I have metatarsalgia, can I ever be able to wear heels again?

I think I have metatarsalgia, can I ever be able to wear heels again?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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