Friday, September 22, 2017

METATARSALGIA


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Metatarsalgia is an inflammatory condition which occurs in the joints between the metatarsal bones and phalanges (phalanx bones), more often in the second, third or forth MTP joints.

SYMPTOMS

  • Pain in the forefoot which is worse when weight bearing.
  • Pain is usually of gradual onset.
  • Pain and tenderness when pressing in on the joint.
  • Passive flexion of the toe (bending the toes down) can stimulate pain.
  • There may be excessive skin or calluses under the foot due to excess pressure.

WHAT CAN THE ATHLETE DO?

  • Cushion: A soft insole or highly cushioned shoe will help protect the foot and re-distribute weight.
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