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5th Metatarsal Pain in a Long Distance Runner.  Stress Fracture or Muscle Strain?

Hey Doc I need your Help! I am an avid, competitive runner. I developed pin point pain right on my 5th metatarsal. I could no longer run because I had pain on the lateral portion of my foot. The doctor suspected a stress fracture, put me in a boot and sent me for an MRI. I got the report back and me [...]

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+00:00February 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 55 years old and have suffered with foot pain for 22 years. I used to do quite a bit of running in my 20's. After pain developed in the [...]

By |2018-05-03T08:44:16+00:00February 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+00:00February 11th, 2015|Custom Orthotics, Foot/Heel Injuries, Running Injuries|0 Comments