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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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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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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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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 condition and thus worsening of it.  This is problematic because […]

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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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Torn Plantar Plate feels like you are stepping on a Nail, sharp rock, marble...

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 […]

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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 Morton’s […]

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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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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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