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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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I can't write all my diagnostic down, but my main are metatarsalgia and biletaral forefoot pains and wonder what my treatments would be ?

I can't write all my diagnostic down, but my main are metatarsalgia and biletaral forefoot pains and wonder what my treatments would be  ?

? equinas: A common problem with many possible causes and some solutions one thing that frequently is present is equinas this is where the heel cord is tight and cannot dorsiflex foot well this causes increased pressure on forefoot throughout the day and therefore pain try walking backwards it stretches out the heel cord a bit look it up on google should get ~11 million hits. ...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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I experience pain in the joint where my toes meet the ball of my foot. How do I cure it?Metatarsalgia i changed shoes probably two months ago and then a month ago and i feel like that's when the pain appeared. It gets better when i stretch my toes but ove

"Metatarsalgia" : "metatarsalgia" is just a general term meaning pain beneath the metatarsal bones. It's not a disease entity, but rather a symptom of something else. Without more details, it's hard to give you a meaningful answer, but the common causes of pain under the ball of the foot include neuroma (a benign thickening of a nerve), bursitis (inflammation of a little sac of fluid), stress fracture, capsulitis (inflammation of a joint capsule, the membrane that surrounds a joint), tendonitis, sesamoiditis (inflammation of one or both of the two small, round bones invested in a tendon underneath the 1st metatarsal head, and of course, good old "arthritis" and its associated joint issues. Neuroma pain is usually described as a burning sensation, and typically is relieved by removing one's shoes. If you can associate the onset of your pain with new shoes or a change in the type of shoes you're wearing, it could still be any one of the aforementioned items that was just made more apparent with a new shoe that was a bit less flexible, perhaps, being new, and pressure and rubbing from the new shoe caused you to feel a pain that was not otherwise felt in those old, comfy shoes. I apologize for being vague with my answer, but there is an impressive list of problems that can cause "metatarsalgia, " and your best bet is to see a podiatrist and get diagnosed. Good luck! feel better. ...Read more

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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 more

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What's the best way to treat metatarsalgia that doesn't seem to be responding to wearin comfortable shoes and resting?

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 more

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