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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?  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 ligament.  Ligaments connect bone to b [...]

By | 2016-06-06T16:01:17+00:00 June 6th, 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 | 2015-01-21T16:59:40+00:00 January 21st, 2015|Running Injuries|8 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 | 2014-09-10T00:11:02+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 | 2014-02-25T17:00:28+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Running Injuries|0 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 | 2012-06-14T17:18:28+00:00 June 14th, 2012|Running Injuries|28 Comments