I have pain when I walk on the bottom of my foot at the head of my 4th an 5th metatarsal. I had an xray and didn't see a stress fracture. What is it?

Plantar fasciitis . Painful head of metatarsal area could be joint irritation or tendons, once you have ruled out a fracture. RICE, rest, ice, compression, and elevation may work well. A short 5 day course of NSAID (Motrin, Ibuprofen, aleve, or naproxen ) may help also.

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I have foot pain on the lateral side of my foot around the fourth and fifth metatarsals when I'm pushing off. Walking barefoot or on flip flops relieves it while wearing sneakers aggravates it. Could it be some kind of neuroma or stress fracture?

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