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Posts Tagged ‘Metatarsalgia’

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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Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma Here is a real email I recently received from a patient in another state who reached out to me because his doctor want to operate on him even though he admits he does not know what is causing the patients symptoms.  But before you read the email take a minute and […]

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What is a plantar plate tear?  How do I know if I have one?  The metatarsal pads the doctor gave me hurt worse than the injury!  I tried PRP it did not work!  My doctor is recommending a cast, do I need that? What is a plantar plate tear?   A plantar plate is a […]

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Hey Doc please help, 22 years old, thought I’d have chronic pain forever, it got worse. Doctor took interest, diagnosed plantar plate tear. Pain getting worse each day post-op. Same old distinctive pain. Please please please please please tell me there are other answers if the surgery doesn’t work!!! From your description could have; 1. […]

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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 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 care. My primary care doc ruled out […]

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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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Doc Help! It feels like walking on a stone. Have burning of tip of first two toes, sole from second metatarsal head to tips of first two toes, have decreased sensation of tip of second toe and first toe, medial side of second toe. Orthopod did release of nerve of ankle with diagnosis of tarsal […]

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Hi. Question please.. I have flat feet. I want to strengthen my arches. Is there any danger that metatarsal pads will provide artificial arch support, thereby causing the arch to further weaken? Must the met pads be used with the native shoe inserts? Can met pads be used in a bare shoe (no insert at […]

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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 podiatrist who told her she probably had Capsulitis and […]

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DrRunco@sdri.net

If you were a cat would you take advice from a dog?  I think not?  A runner that allows a non-running doctor to manage their case is asking for trouble.  How can you speak to something you know nothing about?  Not from any real experience certainly!  They call it being in practice because day by […]

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