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Plantar Plate Tear….Why is it so Confusing to Doctors?

End Stage of a torn Plantar Plate viewed by X-ray I recently interviewed a new patient who had a 3 month history of pain in the ball of her foot near where the second toe meets the foot.   In anatomy speak we call this the Metatarsal region.  She struggled with this pain and eventually saw a podia [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:52:33+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Running Injuries|6 Comments

Metatarsalgia, Plantar Plate Sprains, Tenosynovitis, Capsulitis, Neuroma, Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Foot pain is horrible.  Metatarsal pain is even more horrible.  The level of apathy, incompetence and ignorance that exists towards the proper diagnosis and treatment of Metatarsalgia, Plantar Plate Sprains, Tenosynovitis and Capsulitis, Morton's Neuroma's and Metatarsal Stress Fractures is really f [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:52:39+00:00 January 15th, 2014|Running Injuries|0 Comments

Do You Know What Metatarsalgia is Doc?

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 q [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:56:14+00:00 September 20th, 2012|Running Injuries|2 Comments

Ball of Foot Pain and Metatarsalgia

It is amazing to me that more foot specialists are not familiar with how to treat a runner with ball of foot pain.  It could be either Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma or a Sprained Plantar Plate when a runners presents with pain beneath their second or third toe.  The pain can be anywhere from mild [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:56:19+00:00 June 14th, 2012|Running Injuries|30 Comments

Morton’s Neuroma……Not!

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 ca [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:56:20+00:00 May 2nd, 2012|Running Injuries|6 Comments

Metatarsalgia and Pain in Your Feet

Metatarsalgia. Definition: Pain beneath the metatarsal joints. Anatomy: There is bone, muscle and ligament. If you have Metatarsalgia then you have pain in either the bone, muscle or ligament in the area. Bone: You could have a stress fracture or worse yet something called avascular necrosis. That is bone death and your bone could literally collapse. Do you really think cutting a hole in the orthotic or placing metatarsal pads will help that? Muscle: You could have a muscle strain. That would have gotten better with time. It is highly unlikely you have a muscle strain. Ligament: you could have a torn ligament. It happens all the time. Ligament sprain or tears are a common cause of metatarsalgia.

By | 2018-03-22T10:56:24+00:00 November 6th, 2011|Running Injuries|2 Comments