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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

Possible Plantar Plate Tear

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 o [...]

By | 2015-01-28T12:22:18+00:00 January 28th, 2015|Running Injuries|0 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

Plantar Plate Tear and How Many Doctor’s do More Harm than Good

 Screwing Metatarsalgia = Plantar Plate Sprain 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 [...]

By | 2014-02-25T13:52:17+00:00 February 25th, 2014|Running Injuries|2 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 | 2013-06-24T17:06:32+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Running Injuries|6 Comments