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Metatarsalgia is Pain in the Ball of your Foot

Pain in the Ball of the Foot = Metatarsalgia  Pain in the ball of your foot is usually referred to as “Metatarsalgia”. In Latin, the word Metatarsal is used to describe the region of the foot that is equivalent to the palm of your hand. The suffix “algia” simply means pain. So the word Metatarsalgia [...]

By |2018-04-19T16:58:36-07:00December 9th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|8 Comments

Metatarsalgia or Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome?

Metatarsalgia = Pain in the Metatarsal Region I am a 20ish or so mi/wk runner-two 5 milers during week and long run on weekend. I have suffered metatarsalgia for some time now. I usually run through pain. Recently due to increased pain and burning in tip of 2nd toe, I was forced to seek medical ca [...]

By |2018-04-21T12:51:53-07:00October 20th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Achilles Tendon Injuries

Dr. Allen I was hoping you could help me with my Achilles Tendon Injury!  See my history below. I've had a very long-standing Achilles Tendon Injury (since April 2012), coinciding with a piriformis/gluteus issue on the same side (chiropractors have seemed to suggest that this messes up my gait and m [...]

By |2018-09-25T12:13:15-07:00March 5th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Metatarsal Pain

Hi Dr. Allen, I run regularly, about 10km most nights on road and have developed severe metatarsal pain. I have a severe hallux valgus left foot. Insidious onset left foot pain over dorsal surface, around head of met 2/3 possible into tarsal bones too. Nothing visible to see. Hurts when running but [...]

By |2018-05-04T08:57:11-07:00February 18th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Do Orthotics Help Chronic Foot Pain?

A person with chronic foot pain wrote to me recently asking if custom orthotics would help her chronic foot pain.  Please see my responses in italics I am currently 52 years old and have suffered with foot pain for 20 years. I used to do quite a bit of running in my 20's and 30's. After pain develop [...]

By |2019-05-07T16:00:05-07:00February 13th, 2015|Custom Orthotics, Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis

Recently a patient came to my office with complaints of severe foot and arch pain. She has been experiencing this pain for over four months and it was now preventing her from walking with her friends.  Walking with friends was a social and exercise activity she did 3 to 4 days a week. This was her w [...]

By |2018-05-30T08:52:05-07:00February 11th, 2015|Custom Orthotics, Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Plantar Plate Sprain

Hi Dr. Allen.  I have read your website and watched your videos.  Please help me.  What is the next step? I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, postibular tendonitis, and neuroma. I had a stress fracture on my left foot in June and wore an air cast boot for 6 weeks. I've had several months o [...]

By |2018-05-07T11:24:38-07:00January 28th, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments

Plantar Plate Tear, Cortisone,Ice and Ibuprofen

Plantar Plate sprains are commonly misdiagnosed and mismanaged by doctors that are either inexperienced, incompetent or simply do not care to take the extra steps to help the patient.  Plantar Plate tears/sprains are most often misdiagnosed as Morton's Neuroma which results in mismanagement of the c [...]

By |2018-05-31T15:28:14-07:00January 21st, 2015|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries, Sports Injuries|10 Comments

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments

There are many professions providing Plantar Fasciitis treatments.  My training in school on how to effectively treat this condition was abysmal to put it mildly.  I was lucky compared to most Chiropractic students that I had additional training in athletic training and exercise rehabilitation.  I k [...]

By |2018-06-11T16:31:21-07:00December 9th, 2014|Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|1 Comment