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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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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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  “Choosing the Right Brand of Athletic Tape / Kinesiotape” There are many different types of sports tape/ kinesiotape on the market today.  Years ago “White Athletic Tape” was the gold standard in the athletic training world.  As of recently, that tape had been replace by new and improved “Kinesiotape” or “K-tape”.  This new tape […]

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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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Metatarsalgia = Plantar Plate Sprain

 Screwing it Up  Hi Dr. Runco – I am writing because I have a plantar plate injury. I live in Rochester, NY & before flying out to San Diego, I am wondering if you would do a phone consultation with me.  The pain in the ball of my left foot came on suddenly in Sept […]

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Another podiatrist told me the pads under the balls of my feet wear out from old age, and cannot be replaced or repaired. Once they’re gone, orthotics is the only thing that can help. Is this accurate?”   Signed, “Depressed and Decomposing”   It is true that as we age things, everything, including fat pads, […]

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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 frightening.  I see patients every day who were either mis-diagnosed or under diagnosed and […]

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I examined a 40 year old previous runner this week.  In fact he was a previous hiker, previous exercise enthusiast and a previous runner.  Now his foot was in pain.  He explained how he had seen not one, but 3 foot specialists who were all gloom and doom.  2 podiatrists (I personally think most podiatrists […]

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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 to […]

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