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Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma and Surgery

Metatarsalgia can be caused by many diagnosis. 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.  [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:52:27+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|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 | 2018-03-22T10:52:32+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Running Injuries|10 Comments

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 and other Similar Diagnosis

Torn Plantar Plate feels like you are  stepping on a nail, sharp rock, marble.... I apologize for the length of this email; I'm really at my wits end here. I am 30 years old, 6'2" 165 lbs. I started running in August 2012, slowly building mileage until in the summer of 2013 I was running 25 miles/we [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:52:36+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Running Injuries|0 Comments

Plantar Plate Tear

I’ll never forget the day I tore my plantar plate.  The area of my foot beneath my second toes/metatarsal area had been sore for months.  Once in awhile I would experience burning that would shoot into my second toe.  I had always thought, due to my medical training that this was indicative of a Mor [...]

By | 2018-03-22T10:52:43+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Running Injuries|6 Comments