3 doctors weighed in:
What is the difference between a stress fractures on the metatarsal and metatarsalgia?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Peter Ameglio
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing
The difference is in severity of pain.
This is a more common cause of forefoot pain than morton's neuroma.

In brief: Nothing
The difference is in severity of pain.
This is a more common cause of forefoot pain than morton's neuroma.
Dr. Peter Ameglio
Dr. Peter Ameglio
Thank
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
In brief: Several
A stress fracture is a break/crack in the cortex(shell) of the bone.
It can lead to a omplelete fracture if care is not taken to protect the foot from additional trauma/overuse. Metatarsalgia is an inflammatory process. This can sometimes proceed a stress fracture. Both need to be treated to prevent more serious injury. See your foot doctor. Dr l.

In brief: Several
A stress fracture is a break/crack in the cortex(shell) of the bone.
It can lead to a omplelete fracture if care is not taken to protect the foot from additional trauma/overuse. Metatarsalgia is an inflammatory process. This can sometimes proceed a stress fracture. Both need to be treated to prevent more serious injury. See your foot doctor. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
384K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors