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Posts Tagged ‘torn plantar plate’

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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Hi Dr. Runco.  I have read your website and watched your videos.  Please help me.  What is the next step? I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, postibular tendonitis, and neuroma. I had a stress fracture on my left foot in June and wore an air cast boot for 6 weeks. I’ve had several months […]

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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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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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A person recently wrote to me “The pain has been present in the ball of my foot, near my second toe for at least 6 months but I have just put it down to tired feet as I run a lot and don’t sit down much. It has just become very painful over the past […]

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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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I examined a patient yesterday who had severe metatarsal pain.  She went to her primary MD and received a diagnosis of metatarsalgia (metatarsal means the bones that form the “palm” area in your foot, “Algia” means pain).  So she went to her primary MD with foot pain and he regurgitated back to her in Latin….”you […]

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What Are Plantar Plate Sprains? Plantar Plate sprains are a common disorder that affects runners of all ages and run all distances.  Runners will typically describe intense pain near their 2nd through 4th toes in the ball of the foot that gets worse while walking or running. Read on for more information, or see our […]

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