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Can a walking shoe/boot help metatarsalgia? (No stress fracture - MRI confirmed.) Tried everything else - PT, RICE, meds - still no relief. Ouch.

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Find the cause.

The treatments you have tried are merely examples of treating the symptoms of metatarsalgia and not the cause.
The cause is due to damaging pressures being applied to the metatarsal heads over time. Typically, being over weight, improper shoes, high arched feet and over use are the partly responsible. A great walking shoe and eliminating or reducing stressful activities would be a good start.

In brief: Find the cause.

The treatments you have tried are merely examples of treating the symptoms of metatarsalgia and not the cause.
The cause is due to damaging pressures being applied to the metatarsal heads over time. Typically, being over weight, improper shoes, high arched feet and over use are the partly responsible. A great walking shoe and eliminating or reducing stressful activities would be a good start.
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