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Posts Tagged ‘ball of foot pain’

DrRunco@sdri.net

Dr. Runco please help! I had an MRI which shows mild 2nd toe flexor tenosynovitis and “no fracture line identified.” The podiatrist said I have a stress fracture. Your helpful video said the treatment is the same though, so that is comforting. A boot to the knee was ordered. Anything else I can do to […]

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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 […]

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I run regularly, about 10km most nights on road. I have a sever 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 I can run through it (particularly on foot strike and push off). I get a […]

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DrRunco@sdri.net

  Dr Doctor. I would really appreciate if you could answer a quick question for me. I had a hallux rigidus operation performed on my big toe 12 months ago. Over the last few months pain has started in the base of my second and third toe which has been explained to me as being […]

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Orthotics can correct foot misalignments

Pain in the metatarsal region is often under-diagnosed or mis-diagnosed.  There are many things responsible for “Metatarsalgia” and by simply receiving a diagnosis of “Metatarsalgia” you are being under or mis-diagnosed.  Metatarsalgia means “Pain in the Metatarsals”.  It does not tell you where the pain is coming from or why you have it.  Some of […]

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Another podiatrist told me the pads under the balls of my feet wear out from old age, and cannot be replaced or repaired. Once they’re gone, orthotics is the only thing that can help. Is this accurate?”   Signed, “Depressed and Decomposing”   It is true that as we age things, everything, including fat pads, […]

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I recently had two different patients that I consulted with regarding their debilitating foot pain.  They both had similar issues but with a remarkably different medical history.  Both of them had been, in my opinion, completely underserved, misdiagnosed and given medical opinions that made absolutely no sense.  In fact, the opinions they received were contrary […]

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It happens frequently.  In my early years of practice I thought I was either crazy or had somehow misunderstood information I was taught and read while in college.  Now after 12 years of treating running injuries coupled with reading hundreds of medical research studies I realize that in fact I am quite sane.  Here is […]

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A women presented to my clinic yesterday complaining of metatarsal pain that has lasted 10 years!  She has had multiple surgeries including removing one of the nerves in her foot!!  The pain has still persisted.  She found that if she wears a rocker bottom shoe the pain is a little better but she can not […]

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