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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Metatarsalgia

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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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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 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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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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Is there a permanent cure for metatarsalgia?

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

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Are people with metatarsalgia able to wear heels?

Are people with metatarsalgia able to wear heels?

They can: A metatarsal pad or forefoot cushioning can take pressure off the metatarsal heads as well. ...Read more

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