Archive: ball of foot

what is sesamoiditis

What is sesamoiditis?

The sesamoid bones are two small bone embedded in the tendon under the big toe joint. The function of these bones is similar to that of our knee caps (patella) in that that help create a better lever for the tendon to help the joint to move. The...

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what are the best shoes for metatarsalgia

What are the best shoes for metatarsalgia?

As metatarsalgia is such a bad term and is not a diagnosis, it is not possible to give any sort of shoe recommendations for it as it is due to so many different things. Some shoe advice could be given for the different diagnoses that get mislabeled...

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what causes metatarsalgia

What causes metatarsalgia?

What causes metatarsalgia? is like asking how long is a piece of string? or what causes a sore knee? There is no answer as there is no diagnosis of “metatarsalgia“, just like there is no diagnosis of “sore knee” and just like...

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how to treat metatarsalgia

How to treat metatarsalgia?

There is no one treatment for metatarsalgia as there is no one cause for metatarsalgia. The term ‘metatarsalgia’ means pain in the metatarsal region of the foot. Just from what the term means should be an alert to there having to be...

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what is metatarsalgia

What is metatarsalgia?

Metatarsalgia is a meaningless term. It like saying someone has a sore knee. It does not tell you anything. A sore knee could be due to a lot of different things, so saying someone has a sore knee does not help convey anything. ‘Metatars...

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Why does the ball of my foot hurt?

There are many different structures in the ball of the foot – bone, ligaments, joints, muscle, tendon, nerve, blood vessels, bursa, skin etc. If you have pain in the ball of your foot, then it could be because something is wrong with one of...

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